Sepo Haihambo leads RMB Coverage

Sepo Lamaswala Haihambo, Head of Coverage at RMB Namibia.

During August as women’s month, FNB Namibia said this week it applauds its women in leadership roles through the celebration of women in leadership roles at the bank and its subsidiaries. One such remarkable woman is Sepo Lamaswala Haihambo, Head of Coverage at RMB Namibia.

Sepo joined RMB Namibia in January this year and has since then made great strides in her division which handles relationship management and sales for RMB Namibia, the corporate and investment banking division of FNB Namibia. “My team and I consists of nine people and we are responsible for working with clients day to day to understand their overall banking needs. We propose, implement and maintain banking solutions for large local corporates, multi-nationals and public sector enterprises linked to national development initiatives.”
She said that these banking solutions range from global market instruments and corporate banking solutions that span across transactional banking, to trade finance, working capital, digital banking platforms, and investment banking services.
“The Coverage division serves a similar purpose as a general practitioner in that it identifies the needs of clients and works with specialists to provide the tailored, innovative solutions required,” she explained adding that RMB Namibia works to ensures that the client experience is superior. Her division thrives on client insight to deliver this experience, she stated.
Sepo, holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, a Master’s of Science in financial management and is also a JSE equity trader and settlement officer. She believes that women can and do work well in investment banking and leave a lasting impact. “In order to get everything done you need to plan well and have a support system in place. I am extremely happy at RMB as they not only challenge me intellectually but at the same time our company has an incredible culture that recognises that employees are human beings and actively seeks to liberate people to achieve their potential. I like that aspect of the FirstRand culture.”