Chamber re-elects Thieme, Kankondi and Naanda for another term
Chief Executive of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tarah Shaanika announced this week that Sven Thieme has been re-elected for another two years as president of the chamber.
Following a successful Annual General Meeting on Friday last week, Shaanika said both Vice Presidents, Sebulon Kankondi and Saara Naanda, have been re-elected.
Thieme is the Executive Chairman of the Ohlthaver & List Group, Kankondi is the CEO of Bidvest Namibia and Naanda is a businesswoman.
The AGM also elected businessman Robby Amadhila, MVA Fund CEO Rosalia Hausiku-Martins, Namport’s Bisey Uirab, Lucia Hiveluah, Esther Akwaake, Theo Mberirua and Outapi businessman Onesmus Tobias Amadhila as members of the Board of Directors until June 2018. Other members of the Board by virtue of their positions as Past Presidents are Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, Johannes Akapandi Endjala and Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi. The AGM also confirmed Dr. Leake Hangala and Mr. Navin Morar as honorary members of the Board in line with the NCCI Constitution.
In his acceptance speech shortly after the election of the business chamber leaders, Thieme thanked the membership of the NCCI for the confidence and trust which they showed in him and his colleagues on the board by giving them a fresh mandate to serve another term of office. He pledged his personal commitment and that of his colleagues to lead the chamber and continue to position it as the premier voice of the business sector.
The NCCI president undertook to prioritise the implementation of the Harambee Prosperity Plan which includes the attainment of the NCCI’s Competitiveness Agenda 2020. He said fighting poverty and unemployment demands higher levels of competitiveness in the economy and the NCCI remains committed to do its part in driving the agenda of making Namibia the best country to do business in on the African continent by the year 2020.
The NCCI board is scheduled to hold a strategic review and planning session outside Windhoek in September to approve the implementation strategy for the Harambee Prosperity Plan and Competitiveness Agenda 2020.