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Training Authority gets caretaker CEO

Training Authority gets caretaker CEO

The Board of Directors of the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) has appointed Cornelis Beuke, to serve as Caretaker Chief Executive (CEO), effective 1 October 2020.

Amon Ngavetene, Chairperson of the Authority said they do know that it is not good practice for a Board member to take up executive responsibilities, therefore they wish to emphasise that they do not anticipate Beuke to serve in this capacity for more than four weeks.

“This will allow us to consult with the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, giving us ample opportunity to identify another suitable candidate who can serve in this capacity on an interim basis, while a comprehensive search process to identify and select the next Chief Executive Officer takes course,” he added.

According to Ngavetene, even though this appointment is on a short term basis, they have full confidence in Beuke’s expertise and aptitude to take full charge of the NTA’s day to day operations and calls on the NTA’s management and staff to render him their full support and cooperation.

“We would like to underline our commitment to a swift, transparent and open recruitment process to identify and appoint a permanent successor for outgoing CEO Jerry Beukes, whose last day in office was on 30 September,” he emphasised.

Beuke as a member of the Board’s National Training Fund Council and Human Resources Committee, combined with an extensive legal and corporate background, has developed a thorough understanding of the NTA’s core operations and is familiar with the organisation’s key programmes and activities.


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