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Board of Directors


Chairman of the Board


  • Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL), University of South Africa Business School (SBL)


  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Namibia


  • Executive Development Progamme, University of Stellenbosch Business School


  • Development Programme for Middle Management, Maccauvlei Training Centre



Mr. Gertze has over 18 years of professional experience, at various institutions and in various roles. He has served as Director and Board Member for various organisations including Director and Chairperson of Epangelo Mining (Proprietary) Limited, Director of Namfisa, Board Member at The University Centre for External Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN), Trustee of the Retirement Fund for Local Authorities in Namibia, and Trustee of the Retirement Fund for Local Authorities, Utilities in Namibia and Director of Telecom Namibia Limited. He is currently the General Manger at MultiChoice Namibia.





Chairperson, Audit and Risk Management Committee


  •  Master of Commerce in Economics, University of the Western Cape


  • Honours Degree in Commerce (Economics), University of the Western Cape


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), University of the Western Cape


  • Senior Management Development Programme, University of Stellenbosch





Ms Usiku is an economist and has extensive experience in economics, market research and macroeconomics forecasting. She is skilled in finance and investments, central banking and corporate governance. She previously served as the Deputy Director of Research at the Bank of Namibia, and has served on the Board of QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine as well as on the Advisory Board of the Economics Department at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. She is the General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Namib Desert Diamonds (Pty) Ltd.



Chairperson, Remuneration Committee


  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) (ongoing) Leiden University,


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Commonwealth Open University


  • Master of Laws (LLM) Cum Laude, Leiden University


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours), University of Cape Town


  • accalaureus Juris (B. Juris), University of Namibia


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Namibia




Advocate Samson is an experience legal expert. She has previously served as the Acting Managing Director of Air Namibia as well a public servant in the Office of The Attorney-General of Namibia, providing advisory services as a Member of the Committee negotiating the Bilateral Air Service Agreements. She later worked as General Manager: Corporate and Legal Services at Namibia Airports Company (NAC). She has also served as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Government Institutions Pensions Fund (GIPF). She was previously Commissioner of the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC), and has served as member of various teams and committees including the Cabinet appointed De Beers Sales Agreement Task Team, the Orange River and Maritime Boundaries Government Negotiating Team (GNT), and the Committee Evaluating Applications for Fishing Rights of Exploitation. Advocate Samson also serves as Commissioner of the Minerals Ancillary Rights Commission (MARC).






  • Master’s Degree in Exploration Geophysics, University of Leeds


  • Honours Degree in Geophysics, University of the Witwatersrand


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)  Degree,  University of Namibia




Uaapi Utjavari is the Director and Vice President Exploration for Africa Region at AziNam Limited, where he is responsible for business development, new ventures and representing the company at partner meetings. Mr. Utjavari has extensive experience in geology having worked at the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), where he started as a Geoscientist and moved through the structure to become the Executive for Exploration and Production. Besides developing and implementation of E & P strategy, policies and operational budget, and representing NAMCOR’s equity interest with all joint-venture partners, he was also responsible for the interpretation of seismic, potential field, and well data with the goal of discovering commercially exploitable oil and gas reserves and determining the risks involved with new prospects.


Contact Info

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