Mr Samuel Ndahangwapo

ICAN President

Experienced Service Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, Income Tax, Management, Risk Management, and Auditing. Strong accounting professional with a HDIPACC focused in Accounting from Rhodes University.



Hon. Maureen M. Hinda-Mbuende

Deputy Minister of Finance & Public Enterprises

Honourable Maureen Hinda-Mbuende hails from the picturesque village of Tses in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia, a locale that encapsulates both the natural splendour and the unyielding spirit of its inhabitants—a reflection of her extraordinary journey. Honourable Maureen Hinda-Mbuende is a dedicated legislator, and her career is characterized by a profound dedication to public service and an unwavering pursuit of excellence. Presently, she holds the esteemed position of Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, a role demanding astute leadership, forward-thinking, and a deep understanding of the intricate fiscal challenges confronting our nation.

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Ms. Ndeyapo Shilongo

Senior Manager: Strategy & Project Management, Namibia Investment, Promotion and Development Board

Ndeyapo is a Chartered Accountant who has pivoted her career from financial management to strategy and project management. 

She is well skilled and experienced in working with both established and up-and-coming companies to find practical solutions and make a positive impact on their ventures. Ndeyapo’s cross-sectoral expertise has shaped her into a versatile and adaptable individual with a zest for learning new skills and gaining new knowledge to best add value to clients.

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Mr. Salomon Hei

Managing Director
High Economic Intelligence

Experienced Managing Director that is globally exposed and operated in South Africa for four years with demonstrated history of working in the research industry with a strong focus on economics and investments. Highly skilled in capital markets, fundraising, local government, project finance, real sector economy and data analysis.

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Mr. Jason Hailonga

Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Savings and Investment Association

Jason is the Chief Executive Officer at the Namibia Savings and Investments Association (NaSIA), an industry body representing the majority of the country’s Asset Managers, Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) management companies, Linked Investment Service Providers (LISPs) and life insurance companies. NaSIA’s members are considered the custodian of the bulk of the nation’s savings and investments (i.e. the non-banking sector), managing more than 70% of the total assets of the non-banking sector, which amounted to N$366.1bn as at 31 December 2023.

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Ms Mandi Olivier

Senior Executive: Pre-qualification
Professional Development

Mandi Olivier CA(SA) is passionate about learning and skills development, particularly where to comes to prospective professional accountants. Her mission is to ensure that the profession continues to develop high quality accountants who remain relevant in the VUCA world. Mandi Olivier CA(SA) started at SAICA in 2005 and is responsible for a number of different areas related to both pre and post qualification as a CA(SA), AGA(SA) and AT(SA) within the Learning, Development and National Imperatives division at SAICA.

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Mr. Stefan Hugo

Chief Executive Officer,
TribeFire Studios

As a dedicated advocate for diversity and collaboration, Stefan Hugo has forged a career focused on nurturing authentic connections and fostering cross-cultural understanding. With a diverse professional background that includes serving state-owned entities and multinational groups, SME ownership, and strategic leadership in digital transformation, Stefan is honing his expertise at the intersection of finance, people and technology.

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Ms. Melanie Harrison

Country Managing Partner,
Deloitte & Touche

Melanie is the Country Leader for Deloitte Namibia. She is also the Director for Risk Advisory for Deloitte Namibia where she overseas the delivery of risk management, compliance, internal audit, forensic, human capital, cyber, IT audit, data analytics, business continuity, ESG and digital transformation services to clients. She has 18 years of experience and has also worked across numerous industries such as financial services, energy and resources, telecommunications, consumer business and public sector.


Mr. Roger Wyllie

Manager: Africa Assurance Innovation
PwC South Africa

Roger is a manager at PwC South Africa, currently working in the Africa Assurance Innovation team and Capital Markets division. Roger recently completed his assurance traineeship in the TMT sector, where he maintained a hybrid position as both audit and innovation trainee. Over the past four years, his dual involvement in these two fields offered him a unique perspective on audit.

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Mr. Desmond Nikanor

Vice Chairperson
Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance

Desmond Nikanor is the an expert Strategist & experienced HR Executive. Mr Nikanor is widely qualified and internationally certified in the areas of Strategy, Governance, Human Capital, Culture and Performance. Mr Nikanor has plied his trade for the past 15 years across a number of multinational mining houses, public sector Investment Funds & international donor organizations such as the United Nations.

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Mr. Escher Luanda

Executive: Ethics & Governance,
Government Institutions Pension Funds

Escher Luanda is a Namibian C-suite governance and ethics strategist. With an educational background in law and business, Escher has held various governance roles such as company secretary, director, trainer, advisor and consultant.

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Mr Rodney Ndamba

Chief Executive
Institute for Sustainability Africa (INŚAF)

Rodney is the Chief Executive/Founder of the Institute for Sustainability Africa ((INŚAF) and has over 20 years of experience working in the private and academic sector in Zimbabwe and United Kingdom in retail, healthcare, construction, Not-for-profit, consulting and academic education holding roles in management, accounting, finance, University teaching and corporate sustainability consulting.

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Ms. Lebogang Senne

Technical Director
Pan African Federation of Accountants

Ms Senne is a Technical Director at the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the Deputy Chairperson of the Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC) of South Africa. In her role at PAFA, Lebogang has been instrumental in developing and supporting the overall organisational strategy and has specifically been responsible for the organisation’s technical excellence strategic pillar.

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Ms. Tatenda Nyamutamba

Chief Financial Officer, Namibia Special
Risks Insurance Association

Tatenda is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than twelve years experience in financial reporting, accounting, auditing and corporate governance. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for an insurance company. She also serves as an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee for an electrical distribution company. Tatenda completed her Master of Commerce in Financial Reporting, Analysis and Governance with the University of Cape Town. She has developed a keen interest in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting and sustainability matters following her Masters thesis where she performed a study on the current status of sustainability reporting by public interest companies in Namibia.

Mr. Timothy Rutt

Senior Director – Syllabus Development
Association | AICPA | CIMA

Became a senior academic within leading UK universities after gaining practical experience in audit, financial systems, management accounting and board-level experience as executive finance director and non-exec as Audit committee chair. 

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Dr Alfred Van Kent

Executive Director
Ministry of Higher Education, Technology & Innovation

Dr. Alfred van Kent is a Physicist by training with a Master’s Degree (Experimental Nuclear Physics) and Ph. D in Physics, from the University of the Western Cape / National Accelerator Centre, South Africa and the University of Namibia. He further obtained a Masters of Business Administration with elective in Investment and Portfolio Management (MANCOSA) and Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering (University of Gent). He started his career as a Primary School teacher, Laboratory scientist, Researcher, and Chief Development Planner.

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Prof. Ferdinand Gideon

Pro-Vice Chancellor: Academic Affairs
University of Namibia

Prof Gideon hails from Oshikuku in the Omusati Region. He first enrolled at UNAM in 1996 for a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in mathematics and science, which he completed in 1999. In 2000, Prof. Gideon started working at the university as a tutor in the science department. He completed his MSc in Mathematics at Rhodes University in South Africa before rejoining UNAM as a lecturer in the mathematics department.

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Ms. Sylvia Demas

Deputy Executive Director
National Council for Higher Education

Sylvia Demas is a development planner with diverse educational background. She holds two Masters degrees in Demography and in Business Administration. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Quality Assurance, and a Bachelor of Science degree. She is currently a doctoral candidate.

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Mr. Admire Ndurunduru

Consultant: Quality, Mobility & Public & Financial Management
Pan African Federation of Accountants

Admire Ndurunduru is the Secretary of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board of Zimbabwe, the statutory regulator and oversight body for the Accountancy profession in Zimbabwe. He holds degrees in Business Management, MBA and the SEPA from Harvard Business School.



Mr. Robert Zwane

Executive Director: Learning , Development & National Imperatives,
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Robert, a CA(SA), is the Executive Director: Learning, Development and National Imperatives at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He was previously the Director for the Education and Transformation Department at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), where he was instrumental in a number of initiatives, including leading the implementation of the Audit Development Programme (ADP).

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Raymond Chamboko

W. Consulting

Raymond is a Director with  He trained with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young, where his portfolio of clients included listed multinational entities, public interest entities as well as other significant unlisted entities. Since leaving the profession, Raymond has worked across various industries that include Agri-processing, Aerospace and Defence, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Mining, Public Utilities, Telecommunications and Travel, Hospitality and Leisure.

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Mr. Steven Ndorokaze

Chief: Strategic Communications, Stakeholder Engagement & Taxpayers Education, Namibian Revenue Agency

CAREER OBJECTIVE: To establish myself in the corporate world and find a challenging position with more responsibilities, which would propel me to greater heights in my career. KEY FOR SUCCESS: Maintain focus in a demanding work environment, when exposed to deadlines. Good-communicator with understanding of the different cultural groups, sound judgment and ability to adapt faster. Experience: Chief Strategic Communications and Support Engagements –Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) – August 2021 to present.

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