Namibia Businesswoman Government and Community Award

In the picture Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, (centre) is flanked by Desere Lundon-Muller (left) organiser and Marketing Manager of the Namibia Economist and Daniel Steinmann (right) Editor of the Namibia Economist. The Economist collaborated with Telecom Namibia, SABMiller Namibia, Jaguar Windhoek, Roots Importers, Eleni Namibia and Regus Business Centre for the Businesswomen of the Year 2015 Awards. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).

With poise and elegance Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund received her award in the category Government and Community.

People might think Rosalia is a push over because she is soft spoken and polite, but she is a force to be reckoned with and she gets the job done and done well.
“At the MVA Fund we have a culture of innovation within the Fund as well as a high level of teamwork, when we let the team members be part of solution and allow them to contribute they give a high level of commitment because they understand the shared vision,” said Rosalia. Her passion is working with orphans and vulnerable children especially the girl child, to empower her to be the best that she can be in the world.
According to Rosalia, responsible leadership is characterized by ethical, transparent and accountable leadership. “This requires a high level of awareness of the self, requires consistent self evaluation and introspection whether your vision and drive are consistent with responsible leadership,” she added.
“Planning and organizing are central to my life. They help me focus my energy in the right direction and keep me disciplined. Organizing myself keeps me focused on value creation both in the workplace and in my personal life,” she said.
Meanwhile, Rosalia said, she would love to get involved in work that advances young women, “the girl child”.
“Domestic violence is a common phenomenon in Namibia. Usually the children are victims, the majority of whom are the “girl child”. I currently support orphanages and old age homes because I believe firstly that every child should have access to basic needs, to shelter, security and school – and as a community we can all lend a hand. The elderly need to age with dignity and need to be taken care of – hence my involvement,” she added.