Areva Namibia appoints new director
Areva Namibia has appointed Mr Harry //Hoabeb as a Director of its Board with effect from January 2017.
Born in Otjiwarongo, Mr //Hoabeb attended Martin Luther High School in Okambahe, before joining Rössing Uranium mine in 1991. He spent 27 years at Rössing, gaining qualifications and experience in various fields, with processing and maintenance as his primary areas.
Mr //Hoabeb holds various professional qualifications, including a Fitter diploma from the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology, a senior primary education certificate and completed the University of Stellenbosch’ Senior Management Development Programme.
Following his departure from Rössing, he became Chief Executive Officer of a multi-services company known as Arandis Services, a position he still holds today. He has also served as the first Mayor of Arandis, when the town was proclaimed in 1991.
In his new role as a Director of AREVA Namibia, Mr //Hoabeb sees the potential to overcome some of the key challenges facing the country today, especially unemployment. “With our French partner, and as the industry recovers in the future, we hope to create avenues of employment. I am confident that we can do that,” he said.
Welcoming Mr //Hoabeb during he first board meeting held in February, AREVA Managing Director, Hilifa Mbako, said, “Harry’s long-standing quality leadership roles in mining, commerce and local authority brings to AREVA a wealth of valuable experience, especially during the current turbulent times faced by the uarnium industry”.
Mr //Hoabeb is married to Ms Rosina //Hoabes, former Mayor of Swakopmund, and he enjoys farming.