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Nissan’s Whitfield new president of African automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nissan Africa South’s chairman Mike Whitfield is the new president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers.

Whitfield, an ex-president of the SA National Association of Automobile Manufacturers and vice-president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers, joined Nissan in 1981 as a marketing trainee.

MIKE WHITFIELD. Image: Supplied

He’s held several management positions since and reached the MD’s seat in July 2019 and now serves more than 50 African countries, most recently based in Egypt as MD.

The AAAM, established in November 2015, is the only African body focused on expanding the continent’s automotive industry by working with governments to attract investors and unlock Africa’s economic potential.

AAAM office-bearers are elected annually.

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