Board of Directors

Ms. Jennifer Comalie

Chairperson

Ms. Jennifer Comalie, was appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as the Chairperson. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds qualifications from the University of Stellenbosch as well as the University of South Africa respectively. She is currently the Finance and Customer Services Strategic Executive at City of Windhoek. She started her career at Olthaver & List Trust Company Limited in June 1998 as a Group Financial Accountant. She has 20 years of continuous advancement and expertise in Strategy Development, Implementation, Finance and Accounting.

 

She currently serves as the Vice-Chairperson of The Namibian Ports Authority (NAMPORT) Board and her term has been extended until 16 October 2020. She is also a board member of their subsidiary board Elgin, Brown and Hammer Pty Ltd (EBH) serving until the 15 September 2020. She further serves on the Oryx Properties Limited board as well as board of Momentum Asset Management, Collective Investments and Wealth Company.

Mr. Timoteus Ekandjo

Vice Chairperson

Mr. Timoteus Ekandjo, was appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as the Vice-Chairperson. He is a foremost leader in the fields of Human Capital, Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Leadership. He holds a Master’s in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa, and several undergraduate qualifications from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (formerly known as Peninsula Technikon). He started his career in 2002, and now boasts over 19 years of executive management experience. He is currently employed as the Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC.  Before this role, he served as Cluster HR Executive for Shell for over 7 African countries and was employed by Seaflower as Group HR Manager prior to the Shell role. He is the Vice Chairperson of the NBC Board of Directors and external HR expert on the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) HR Sub-Committee. He is the Founder and President of the Institute of People Management of Namibia and passionate about human development.

Mr. Engelhardt Kongoro

Director

Mr. Engelhardt Kongoro was re-appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as a Director. He holds four academic degrees (MBA specialising in Business Strategy Formulation, B.com, B.com Honours and an Honours in Business Administration). He is currently the Managing Director at Temo Capital Private Equity Group. He started his career as a Management & Stock Accountant in 1985 at BP Namibia. He climbed the ranks in the oil and gas sector, and was later appointed the Country Manager for BP Exploration Namibia until its office closure.

 

He has served on several boards such as BP Namibia, BP Botswana, BP Tanzania and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.

Ms. Florentia Amuenje

Director

Ms. Florentia Amuenje, was appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as a Director. She is a Professional Coach and Human Resource expert by profession and is an independent practitioner consulting for both public and private sector organizations. She holds an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, a Master’s from Rhodes University and BA Honours in Industrial Psychology from the University of Namibia. She was previously the HR Executive at the First National Bank of Namibia (FNB Namibia). She started her HR career in 2002, at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as an Assistant Manager in HR Consulting Services. She climbed the ranks and built up extensive experience in the field of Professional Coaching and Human Resource Transformation and Strategy Implementation. She serves as a Director on the Gondwana Nature Investment Pty Ltd and Debmarine Namdeb Foundation. She is also a trustee on the Old Mutual Namibia Pty Ltd Employee Empowerment Trust.

Ms. Ndapwilapo Shimutwikeni

Director

Ms. Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwikeni is a natural resources law and policy expert passionate about transforming Africa’s natural resources into sustainable development. She is well-versed in international trade, facilitating investment linkages and regional integration matters. Through her advisory work at Rich Africa Consultancy which she co-founded, she advises leaders on strategy, inclusive policies and sustainability. She was one of the consultants tasked by the Namibian government to review the White Paper on Energy and draft the National Energy Policy. Selma holds an LLM degree in International Trade Law from Leeds University (UK), an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy from the Centre for Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at Dundee University (Scotland) and a BSc in Business Management and Computer Information Systems from La Roche University (Pittsburg, USA). She believes in the power of convening for social impact and is the founder of the Namibia International Oil and Gas Conference. She is a published thought-leader and has participated in several international speaking engagements on mining, energy, oil and gas as well as the empowerment of women. Selma also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Namibia Desert Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (NAMDIA).

Mr. Onni-Ndangi Iithete

Director

Mr Onni-Ndangi Iithete was re-appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as a Director. He is a lawyer by profession and is currently employed as the Head of Legal Services at the Namibia Water Corporation Limited (NAMWATER). He was an International Fellow at the Iowa Peace Institute in the USA and coauthored the English Oshindonga Dictionary. He is a member of the Government Water Advisory Council as well as the Government Negotiating Team for the purchase of the Areva Desalination Plant.

Ms. Tersia //Gowases

Director

Ms. Tersia //Gowases was appointed to the NAMCOR Board effective 10 August 2020 as a Director. She is currently the Executive of Information Technology and Data Processing of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA). She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at the University of Eastern Finland. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc) from the University of Joensuu, Finland and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Namibia. She started her career as an Analyst Developer at the Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank). She is an experienced Software Applications Developer and Human Computer Interaction Specialist and is the Chief Technical Officer of Kuru Technology Solutions CC, a company that she is also the founder.