Uranium Association announces new board
The Namibian Uranium Association (NUA) this week announced the appointments of Hilifa Mbako, Werner Ewald and Gabi Schneider to its board, through its press liaison, Sugnet Smit.
Mbako becomes Chairperson while Deon Gerbers takes over as Executive Director. Werner will act as Mbako’s deputy.
Commenting on the appointments in a statement, the Association said, “Hilifa Mbako was elected as the new Chairperson of the NUA with effect from 1 January 2016 for the next two years. He takes over from Deon Garbers, the Senior Executive Vice President of Swakop Uranium, who has led the NUA during the past two years.”
The Association is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Werner Ewald as the acting Deputy Chair. Mr Ewald is the General Manager of Bannerman Resources Namibia.
Meanwhile, in the statement, the NUA announced the appointment of Dr Gabi Schneider as the Executive Director of the Namibian Uranium Institute (NUI) with effect from 1st of February 2016. Dr Schneider takes over from Dr Wotan Swiegers, who retires after leading the Namibia Uranium Institute since its inception in 2009.
The Namibian Uranium Institute is the uranium industry’s leading point of contact for governments, the public, media and other interested parties. The NUI creates consultative communication platforms, set standards and provides health, environmental and radiation safety training for the industry.
It is closely linked to the Namibian University for Science and Technology (NUST).