ICT newcomer Veya launched
Veya Information Communication Technology (Pty) Ltd announced the acquisition of 100% of the ordinary shares of Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd, at the new company’s launch earlier this week. The acquisition was funded by the Development Bank of Namibia after the deal was concluded in September.
Formerly known as Gijima Information Technology Services, and before that as AST, the new company will continue to provide businesses with cutting-edge solutions that are innovative, cost-effective, and designed to meet their business needs.
Veya ICT, with an ambitious young team at the heart of the wholly-owned Namibian company, is excited about what they have to offer, saying they are passionate about contributing to advancements in the world of high-end infrastructure, business systems and integration.
Veya ICT, which boasts 40% women ownership, already operates in the mining, banking, telecommunications, and government sectors.
Delivering the keynote addres, the Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Hon Immanuel Ngatjizeko, said “Improving Namibia’s competitive ranking in Africa will require the promotion and utilization of ICT as a fundamental driver of growth and competitiveness. The ability of an economy to enhance the productivity of its industries utilizing available technology and actively leveraging ICT in daily activities and production processes, can result in increased efficiency and improvements in the competitiveness of the business, the industry and the economy as a whole.”
The company also announced the appointment of Winnith Schrywer as its first lady Managing Director. In her previous role at Gijima IFS Namibia, she was the Senior Manager for Shared Services, and brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She has also been instrumental in achieving a number of turnarounds for companies in the areas of finance and governance. “The existing business infrastructure the company operates with ensures continuity of service for our dynamic customer base and creates room for expansion. We are proud to have the largest footprint amongst similar ICT companies in Namibia,” said Schrywer.
Part of Veya’s strategic focus will continue to be on developing the next generation of ICT professionals through skills transfer and training, while all the time increasing its recognition for internationally accredited and certified products and services. “We will continue to identify market trends and consumer requirements through extensive research, working with tertiary institutions where possible to achieve this.
Our intentions are also to stimulate innovative and technological creativity by encouraging young innovators to develop their own projects,” she said pointing out that no business could be relevant and stay competitive without adopting sound, ICT solutions.