Establishment of the Frans Indongo Group
This week, Dr Frans Indongo, launched the Frans Indongo Group, which is the umbrella name of all the Indongo businesses that have been operating in the Namibian market for approximately the last six decades.
In attendance at the launch was The Founding President of the Namibian Nation, His Excellency Dr Sam Nujoma, Honourable Prime Minister, Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.
Speaking at the launch, Indongo narrated his entrepreneurial journey, “ I have been on this entrepreneurial journey, which sounds so long, but looking back it was indeed so short. Having been through so many challenges, I have also been on the height of success and valleys of less success,I conquered many things, but also lost some. I had so much excitement and happiness, but with that I also faced the real pain of worries.” “I have been through so much, but looking back tonight, I am so grateful. Yes, despite the many hills around me, I am grateful to have the sense that I have managed to reach the summit. The single thing that stands out in my story is the people that made my journey possible. My success is intertwined with those who were with me on the road,” Indongo expressed.
“When I realised it was time to bring change into the business at the end of 2006, it was my dear friend Dr Solly Amadhila who helped me to start this process. I must however accentuate that it was not only him, it was a group of people assisting me over a long period. A complete new structure was devised and implemented. The business was transformed to continue even if I was not there anymore,” Indongo added.
Indongo also thanked everyone who made a contribution to the success of the Frans Indongo Group. In particular he appreciated the contribution of the past and present members of the Board of Trustees under the current Chairmanship of Dr Solly Amadhila, the past and present members of the Board of Directors current being led by Mr Martin Shipang and the Management led by Mr Kobus van Graan.