Automotive Executive and Author Edward Hightower visits WestPark in Ghana

Edward Hightower, Managing Director of Motoring Ventures LLC, longtime Executive Director at General Motors and author of Motoring Africa, visited the WestPark in Ghana‘s Western Region this week. Edward toured the construction site with BlackIvy Director Alex Canfor-Dumas and Community Liaison Anthony Kwegya and saw firsthand the progress at the Bosch House, scheduled to be handed over to the German technology leader this year.

Edward highlighted that “it’s impressive to see the vision of WestPark come to life. The team built this industrial park with the automotive industry in mind, paying close attention to supply chain integration and fostering a competitive operating environment to attract automotive assembly and parts suppliers to this emerging cluster”.

Edward has deep experience in building the automotive industry in emerging markets. As Executive Director, Global Emerging Market Industrialization at General Motors, he was responsible for the $5 billion investment in low-cost vehicles for emerging growth markets, including China, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Previously, he led GM’s $15 billion global crossover utility vehicle business as the Executive Chief Engineer.