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Volkswagen Group Names CEO For Rwanda


Volkswagen Group Names CEO For Rwanda

Michaella Rugwizangoga will be the first Chief executive Officer for the Volkswagen Group in Rwanda.

The new CEO is a distinguished scientist

“Volkswagen Group South Africa proudly announces the appointment of World Economic Forum Global Shaper Michaella Rugwizangoga as new Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda CEO,” reads in part a tweet from the South African based Volkswagen.

Meanwhile, in January, Germany’s Volkswagen AG said it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service.

According to the company, $20 million will be spent to start developing the assembly plant and ride-hailing service – part of a push into sub-Saharan Africa.

“We are trying to break this thought-pattern that Africa is poor; they can’t afford (new) cars,” Thomas Schaefer, chief executive of Volkswagen Group South Africa said in January.

Volkswagen says it will produce three models; the Hatchback Polo, the Passat and possibly the Teramont, a large sports utility vehicle, it said in a statement.

About 500-1,000 jobs would be created in the first phase of the investment, including the drivers of the first batch of cars for the ride-hailing service.

As of 2017, Rwanda only had 300,000 cars and most of the cars are second-hand imports from countries especially Toyota brands from Japan.

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