Presidential Economic Advisor appointed
The President HE Dr. Hage Geingob has appointed Mr. James Mnyupe as Economic Advisor with effect from 1 September.
The presidency in a statement on Monday said Geingob wanted the right fit for the job, considering the needs of the country at this difficult time when the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted and subdued economic activity across the globe, including Namibia.
Mnyupe, a Chartered Accountant by profession is the outgoing Managing Director of the asset management firm, Allan Gray Namibia. A graduate of the University of Namibia and Rhodes University (RSA), he served as a member of the Presidential High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy (HLPNE). Mr. Mnyupe is also a Certified Financial Analyst and holds a Certificate in Infrastructure in Market Economy from the Harvard Kennedy School (USA).
According to the presidency, Mnyupe will strengthen the Presidential Advisory Team, which has functioned without an economic advisor.
“Mnyupe brings much needed insights and expertise about the catalyzing role of the private sector and investments in the process of economic growth. In light of his pedigree in the field of economy and investments, he will play a pivotal role in assisting President Geingob in the execution of post- COVID-19 recovery plans for Namibia,” the statement read.
Meanwhile Geingob expressed confidence in the ability of Mnyupe to carry out his mandate, and wished him all the best in his new assignment, the statement added.