Meet the NAC Board

By Penda Jonas Hashoongo
July 2016
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Ndeuhala Ndaendelao Lewis is the current Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Namibia Airports Company, being reappointed on 01 August 2013 and managing her own Accounting Firm: Katonyala & Co Chartered Accountants since December 2009 whereby she provides business turnaround strategy,tax, financial and other advisory services. She has 15 years’ experience in the auditing, accounting and finance field, where she served in different capacities ranging from Audit Supervisor, Audit Manager, Financial Manager and General Manager Finance.

She had drawn her experience in accounting and auditing mainly from private and independent audits of State Owned Enterprises such as, Namport, Namwater, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Namibia Airports Company, Namibia Broadcasting Corporation, Social Security Commission, City of Windhoek, Walvis Bay Municipality and many others.

Experience in the corporate environment was acquired from her previous positions at PowerCom t/a Leo and by serving in the Management Committee of Namibia Airports Company for two years in the capacity of the Financial Manager and Acting General Manager.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been a registered member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) for ten (10) years and with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB). Her other qualifications include Bachelor Degree and Honors Degree in Accounting, Advanced Diploma in Auditing and a Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA).

 

Mr. Boshoff started his career as engineer in training with VKE Consulting Engineers and Burmeister & Partners in 1999 from where he completed his B.Tech, Civil Engineering Degree in 2002. He joined Brandberg Construction during the end of 2002 as Surveyor and was promoted to Site Agent in 2003 and then Project Manager in 2004.

 Mr Boshoff then joined the management team of the Brandberg Construction managing 100 full-time employees in 2003. Since 2003 Brandberg Construction diversified into roads construction, sub contract mining, farming, fishing, clothing retail, infrastructure and property development and recently started a sand works company. The group currently employs +/- 600 full-time employees in all the regions of Namibia. Brandberg Construction have also managed to train and empower more than 250 Namibian citizens since 2003.  
In 2010 he was appointed as a Non- executive Director of the Namibia Airports Company and was reappointed as a member for the past three years since 01 August 2013.
 

Frieda Aluteni – has worked in the human resources fraternity for over 15 years and has a vast knowledge in the field with an excellent business acumen.
Ms Aluteni was previously in service with Leo as General Manager:  Human Resources, where she was responsible for linking the HR functions to the corporate strategic goals and objectives in order to add value and improve business performance, sustainability and develop a positive organizational culture that fosters innovation, flexibility and competitive advantage. She was a Manager: Human Resources at Standard Bank Namibia. She had previously served in various senior positions in the HR Department at TransNamib.

Ms Aluteni’s specialties are Strategic HR, Designing & Formulation policies, Training & Development, Institutional Development, Situational analysis, Transformation processes, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation & Benefits, Budgeting, Reporting and HR planning.  She has extensive exposure and has consulted on various aspects of HR and specifically Labour Relations; Performance Management (BSC).  In addition, she is well vested with the methodology of the employee life cycle, Talent Management, Remuneration Philosophy and Employee Climate/Satisfaction.

She has extensive exposure and has consulted on various aspects of HR and specifically Performance Management Systems (Balance Scorecard).  

Ms Aluteni holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She also holds a further Advanced Diploma (Human Resources Development) and a National Diploma (Logistics) from the Rand Afrikaans University of Johannesburg.
 
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Namibia Airports Company, as a Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Tender/Investment Committee., reappointed on 01 August 2013. Additionally, Frieda is a member and Trustee on various Boards of private companies.
 

Having gained her primary education at the Onangulo Primary School and Engela Primary schools respectively, Ms. Shimutwikeni attained her secondary education at the Quadalupe Vocational Secondary School in Sierra Leone.
Thereafter, she completed a pre-University preparatory course in Moscow, Russia, before going on to study Law and graduating with an LLM qualification in the same country. She also holds Certificates in Management as well as Local Authority Administration.
Upon her return to Namibia, she served as a Director in the Ministry of Regional, Local Government and Housing, while also being entrusted with duties of being the Returning Officer in the 1992 elections for the Windhoek East constituency.
She also served as Project Co-ordinator for 13 Regions:  Municipalities, Towns, Villages and Settlement Areas in Namibia on their budget in consultation with the National Planning Commission between 1991 and 1997.
She then took up the role of Secretary for the National Council in 1997; a position she held until retirement in 2015. She was appointed to the NAC Board of Directors on 01 August 2013.
 

Agostinho Thigipo Victor holds a Baccalaureus Administration is qualification from the University of the Western Cape-South Africa and completed the Executive Development Program (EDP) from the Stellenbosch Business School South Africa. Mr Victor’s also successfully received certificates in Management, Properties and Leadership, which contributed greatly to his success in the corporate world.

Rising through the ranks, Mr Victor’s management career took flight as Chief Property Manager for the City of Windhoek. His management skills and spatial planning vision, later led him to successfully enable sustainable growth and development in the field of rail and transport, with Trans Namib. His appointment as General Manager Community and Economic Development of the Walvis Bay Local Authority further extended his management abilities and led to the natural development of his knowledge and experience in Local Government, particularly within a local economic development and emergency services environment.

Managing a wide spectrum of diverse specialist services, Mr Victor excelled in the proper planning and integration of programme and management frameworks.
Mr Victor’s experience and natural skills, combined with his easy understanding of the environment, of the people therein and of the structures governing and binding business and people, makes him the ideal candidate to contribute towards the active and dynamic development of the Namibia Airports Company. He was appointed to the NAC Board of Directors on 01 August 2013.