The economic impact of oil and gas discovery on Namibia
Alumni Thought Leadership Networking Panel Discussion - Facilitated by the Alumni Association Namibia Chapter
Our panel will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges presented by the discovery of oil and gas in Namibia, how the country can best position itself to benefit economically and socially in a manner that is equitable across our population, and what potential pitfalls we should consider.
The more we know collectively on this issue, the better the decisions we take in terms of this potential game changer. Book to join us in Windhoek, and be part of our conversation exploring the avenues towards a prospering Namibia.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Interim Managing Director: NAMCOR
Shiwana Ndeunyema is an all-out Strategy Practitioner having formulated strategy and delivered organisational development solutions in both the private, public and social sector spaces. His area of specialisation is premised on delivering organisational development and business transformation solutions centered across the people-strategy-systems nexus.
He also serves as a board member on numerous boards such as Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) board, Meat Corporation of Namibia (MeatCo), Meatco United Kingdom (UK) – Current and as a chairperson on Beki-Kumata Fishing (Pty) Ltd board.
Ndeunyema holds a B. Econ (Hon) from the University of Namibia, a Master of Science in HR (Performance Man. & Org Behavior) from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, a Postgraduate Diploma in HR – Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, a certificate in Knowledge Management from the University of South Africa and a Postgraduate Certificate in HR - Edinburgh Business School (EBS).
Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Commissioner
Mr Mnyupe is a multidisciplinary financial professional with a background in accounting, asset management, and wealth management. A graduate of UNAM and Rhodes University, Mr Mnyupe plied his trade in the private sector for over a decade auditing a wide variety of companies in all 3 sectors of the Namibian economy and undertaking extensive research on listed securities on the local stock exchange. He led one of Namibia’s prominent asset management firms for 5 years, was the Founding Chair of the Namibia Savings and Investment Association, was appointed to the High-Level Panel on the Namibian Economy in 2019 by His Excellency Hage Geingob and holds the CA, CFA, and CFP designations.
Mr Mnyupe possesses a holistic appreciation for how the capital and institutional savings markets intertwine to drive Namibia’s economic and developmental agenda. His involvement in various industry and national bodies have offered him a unique perspective from which to contribute to various dialogues and initiatives that look to deploy said assets across various opportunity sets, locally and regionally more effectively. In September 2020, Mr Mnyupe was appointed as President Geingob’s Economic Advisor and soon thereafter, Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Commissioner.
Managing Director: High Economic Intelligence
Salomo Hei is an experienced Managing Director that is globally exposed. He has operated in South Africa for four years with demonstrated history of working in the research industry, with a strong focus on economics and investments. He is highly skilled in capital markets, fundraising, local government, project finance, real sector economy and data analysis. His professional experience spans over 15 years, of which 8 years have been at an executive level. Mr Hei also sits on several boards to provide strategic direction to the operations of those. He is Founder and the Head of High Economic Intelligence (HEI) (Pty) Ltd, an economic and financial services consultancy.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Executive Director at The Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance
Cloete is a Governance and Legal Practitioner, with the right of appearance in the High Court of Namibia. She serves as a Director on the Lithon Impact Capital, Mcube Investments One Limited, and the Namibian Ports Authority Boards.
She also serves on the Law Society of Namibia Legal Ethics & Investigatory Committee, on the SADC Lawyers Association as an EXCO and Council Member and is a member of the African Legal Support Facility Academy Accreditation Committee and Governance Sub-committee.
Cloete’s educational background includes a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (Cum Laude) from the Stellenbosch University, and LL B, B Juris and B Accounting degrees from the University of Namibia.