Junior Executive Committee established
FNB Namibia recently appointed a Junior Executive Committee (EXCO), made up of young employees of the bank who were chosen by their peers from all business units and branches. Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia said, “The Junior Exco will report to our bank’s Senior Exco and is not part of the FNB Group Exco team. Membership of the Junior Exco will create an opportunity to develop future leaders who can aspire to senior leadership positions in our great bank. They will also look at specific projects such as our innovations initiative, staff engagement initiatives, process improvements, social events, mentoring and training, values enhancements and much more. I congratulate our youngsters and wish them well for the next two years. I am sure that they will greatly enhance our business and add value with new and improved ideas. The Junior Exco is amongst others responsible for monitoring and making proposals for the more effective implementation of the four pillars of FNB’s strategy focusing on service as the unique selling proposition.
Leyenaar: “Our Junior Exco will also be an ear and a voice for our employees and will bring any issues to EXCO and together we will find ways of resolving employee issues,” she added. Angelique Peake, Chairperson of the Junior Exco said, “We stand next to senior management and EXCO looking at the FNB employees of all ranks and ages, to tell us what they want addressed at senior level. We aim to represent our peers on matters that need to be focused on and take on projects to lift our staff engagement to exciting levels. We also strive to bring better communication, information and processes to colleagues by getting involved in numerous projects. All in all we embark on new projects together with everyone to create an environment where FNB will remain an employer of First Choice.” The Junior Exco team includes Angelique Peake (Chairperson), Linea Shitemba (Secretariat), Desderius Afunde, Raymond Gariseb, Charmaine Mberira, Cynthia Mariine, Lavinia Shikongo, Reinette Vermeulen, Zico Maasdorp and Sydney Tjipuka. Criteria for nomination had been the fact that members should be 35 years of age or younger, from a variety of branches and business units, gender balanced and top performers with strong leadership skills.