On the move

By Penda Jonas Hashoongo
August 2016
On the Move

Mungunda, Gawanas to serve on MultiChoice Namibia board

Milka Mungunda and Advocate Bience Gawanas have been nominated to serve on the MultiChoice Namibia board effective from 5 July 2016. Mungunda will also serve as the new chairperson of MultiChoice Namibia.

Additionally, Mungunda was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Social Security Commission (SSC) at the beginning of this month. Her former positions include general manager at GIPF, founding director and shareholder of One Africa Television, director of the SME Bank and acting registrar at UNAM.

Meanwhile, Advocate Gawanas, served Namibia in various public portfolios in her capacity as member of the Public Service Commission, member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Namibia, Gender Law lecturer at the University of Namibia in addition to being a member and chairperson of the Law Reform and Development Commission and the first Ombudswoman of Namibia among many other roles.

Bank Windhoek appoints Chapman as Chief Financial Officer

Bank Windhoek has appointed James Chapman as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 September 2016. Chapman takes over from Philip Oberholzer, who left the employment of Bank Windhoek on 22 July 2016 to pursue personal business interests. Oberholzer served on the Executive Management team of the Bank since 2003. Chapman, a Namibian by birth, is a Chartered Accountant with more than nine years of experience in accounting, finance and transactions and has worked on engagements across the Southern African region including Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia. He was appointed by Capricorn Investment Holdings in March 2013 and was then attached to Cavmont Bank in Zambia on secondment from CIH. Chapman served on the Senior Leadership Team of Cavmont Bank, primarily to provide Group Executive support to the Chief Executive and Finance function of the Bank.

Ndishsishi takes charge of Nipam

The Governing Council of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) announced the appointment of veteran senior civil servant Andrew Ndishishi as its new Executive Director effective from 1st August 2016.

In terms of the NIPAM Act of 2010 the institution was established to function as a dedicated training and development institution for the unified public service in Namibia.

The Executive Director position was publicly advertised and interviews of the shortlisted persons proved inconclusive, as according to NIPAM, none of the interviewed persons were considered suitable for the role.