Board of Directors

Florentia Amuenje


Mrs. Florentia Amuenje was appointed as Chairperson of the NAMCOR Board, as the effective 1 July 2024. She is a seasoned Professional Coach, Human Resources Executive, and independent consultant with extensive experience in professional coaching, human resources transformation, strategy development, and implementation. She is the founder of TransfoCoaching and Consulting.


Florentia’s career is marked by solid business acumen, corporate experience, and academic training in various fields. She has held significant roles in both public and private sectors, such as FNB Namibia, the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, and PricewaterhouseCoopers just but to mention a few.


Her academic qualifications include an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, a Master’s Degree in Research Psychology from Rhodes University, and a BA Hons. Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Namibia.


Florentia has served on several boards, including NSA, NTA, NAMDIA, Debmarine Namdeb Foundation, Old Mutual Employee Empowerment Trust, NAMCOR, Gondwana Nature Investments, Nedbank Namibia Holdings LTD, and YOUR TURN MOVE Foundation. She is a professional member of various organisations such as the Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance and the International Coaching Federation.


Florentia’s broad exposure to Strategy development, HR management, leadership, governance, and project management, combined with her ability to network and build professional relationships, will significantly contribute to NAMCOR’s mission by enhancing its focus on governance, strategy execution and organisational effectiveness.

Ebson Uanguta

Acting Managing Director

Mr. Uanguta is a distinguished professional, holding a Master of Science in Economics (MSc in Economic Policy Analysis) from the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Namibia.


He has also pursued executive education at renowned institutions, including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School, and the University of Stellenbosch Business School.


Mr. Uanguta’s illustrious career includes notable roles such as Deputy Governor at the Bank of Namibia, Director of Research, and Advisor to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. His expertise extends to serving on various national and regional boards, showcasing his dedication to advancing economic and financial matters.

Tersia //Gowases


Tersia //Gowases was re-appointed to the NAMCOR Board as Vice-Chairperson, effective 1 July 2024. She is a distinguished professional with over 2 decades of experience in computer science, technology governance, and digital strategy. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland, and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Namibia.


Excelling as a Software Applications Developer and Human-Computer Interaction Specialist, Ms. //Gowases currently serves as the General Manager of Information and Communication Technologies at the Social Security Commission of Namibia. She has a notable track record in implementing robust technology governance frameworks, demonstrated in her previous role as Executive of IT and Data Processing at the Namibia Statistics Agency, where she spearheaded the implementation of Namibia’s first digital census and various national technology projects.


Her strategic vision in leading technological innovation and governance significantly enhances her contribution to the NAMCOR Board, driving its focus on digital transformation and strategic technology initiatives forward.

Oscar Capelao


Oscar Capelao was appointed as Director to the NAMCOR Board, effective 1 July 2024. He holds : a Global MBA in Digital Business from the University of Barcelona, a B.Com Honors ( Accounting) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a B.Compt in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.


Oscar began his career in 2000 and has accumulated over 25 years of experience in financial services. He is a Chartered Accountant and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer at one of the largest listed financial services group on the NSX.


Oscar also serves as Director of the Namibia Diamond Trading Company Board and has previously served as a director at the Namibia Stock Exchange, FirstRand Namibia Ltd, First National Bank of Namibia, Namibia Housing Enterprise, and OUTsurance Namibia. His wealth of experience comes in handy for NAMCOR.

Anna Libana


Mrs. Anna Libana was appointed as a Director to the NAMCOR Board effective 1 July 2024. Anna is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the energy sector, particularly in petroleum economics, energy policy, and strategic project management.


Anna currently serves as the Director of National Energy Fund. Prior to this role, she was the Shipping and Supply Manager for Refined Petroleum Products at Namibia Liquid Fuel (Pty) Ltd and also served Supply and Trading Specialist at NAMCOR.


Her career began at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, where rose through the ranks Senior Petroleum Economist and Chief Administration Officer, focusing on fuel price calculations and macroeconomic impact assessments of petroleum policies.


Anna holds a Master of International Business from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa, and a Diploma in Public Administration from the Polytechnic of Namibia. She holds various certificates in petroleum operations and energy planning from institutions in Norway, Singapore, and South Africa.


Her expertise in managing national energy projects and formulating strategic fuel policies will significantly enhance NAMCOR’s strategic initiatives and contribute to its mission of driving energy development and sustainability in Namibia.

Godfrey Ngaisiue


Mr. Godfrey Ngaisiue was appointed to the NAMCOR Board as a Director effective 1 July 2024. He brings extensive expertise in geosciences and mineral resource management, supported by advanced academic and professional qualifications.


Mr. Ngaisiue holds an Advanced Postgraduate Specialisation Diploma (M Eng) in Geostatistics from the National Superior School of Mines of Paris, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Master’s in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Leeds, and a Bachelor of Science Honours in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Pretoria. Additionally, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Geography from the University of Namibia. He has further completed various leadership development courses including the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School. Corporate Finance Programme at the London Business School, Programme for Management Excellence from the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS) as well as the Senior Management Development Programme from the Stellenbosch Business School.


He has extensive work experience with Debmarine Namibia, where he is part of the Executive Management team currently serving as the Mineral Resources Manager and has held various positions including Mineral Resources Strategic Projects Manager, Evaluation Manager, and Senior Project Geoscientist. He also has experience in the public sector, having served as a Senior Geophysicist and Geophysicist at the Ministry of Mines & Energy.


Mr. Ngaisiue is a registered member of the South African Council of Natural and Scientific Professionals and belongs to several geological and geophysical societies, including the Geological Society of South Africa, the Geostatistical Society of South Africa, the Geological Society of Namibia, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.


With his extensive experience across the entire mineral resource management value chain from exploration, resource evaluation and production optimisation and management, combined with his strategic project management skills as well as his general strategic leadership experience, Mr Ngaisiue will significantly contribute to NAMCOR’s mission by enhancing its capabilities in resource exploration and production.

Trophimus Hiwilepo


Trophimus Hiwilepo was appointed as Director to the NAMCOR Board, effective 1 July 2024. He is an experienced professional with extensive experience in Oil & Gas exploration and production, corporate governance, strategy and project management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and completed specialised training in Petroleum Drilling from Integrated Technology Consultants in Norway. He has also undertaken various board and corporate governance courses, including the King III & IV Codes of Corporate Governance, as well as numerous leadership and technology specific courses.


With a career spanning over three decades, Trophimus has held significant roles in both board and executive capacities. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Gondwana Collection and Seawork Food Processors.


Professionally, Trophimus is the Founding Member and Principal Consultant at Fayo Consultants in Windhoek, Namibia, where he has been providing independent management consulting services since February 2010. Prior to founding Fayo Consultants, he served in differrent roles for an international oil company in Namibia, Angola and Norway as well as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Cell One.


Trophimus has a proven track record of coaching and mentoring oil and gas exploration professionals, implementing enterprise IT systems, managing large-scale projects and leading teams in both the public and private sectors. His diverse experience and strategic vision continue to drive innovation and performance in all his professional endeavors. His comprehensive experience in oil and gas, information technology and board leadership will significantly contribute to NAMCOR.