Wesgro's new CEO, Tim Harris, explains Wesgro's key focus and expectations for the the Western Cape and specifically Cape Town. Harris took over from outgoing CEO, Nils Flaatten, who had been at the helm of Wesgro since June, 2010.
Harris served as Investment Officer at the City of Cape Town, and said that he is looking forward to the new role, "I am honoured to accept the challenge of leading Wesgro. With a mandate to promote Trade, Investment and Tourism in the Western Cape, Wesgro has a unique opportunity to help drive provincial economic growth rates higher.
"The team at Wesgro and I will work with our shareholders in government, and with individual companies to ensure that the Western Cape province and the Cape Town city region remain the most business-friendly destinations in South Africa."
"By assisting our companies to export more, attracting investment to our region, and promoting our considerable tourism assets, we can help achieve our potential as a world-class business and leisure hub on the southern tip of Africa," he says.