Kennedy Hamutenya - NAMDIA CEO

17 September 2021 | People

1. What do you bring differently to the table of your career?

I served as chairperson and deputy chairperson of Debmarine Namibia, director at Namdeb Holdings and as chairperson of Namgem Diamond Cutting Factory. This exposed me to governance at a corporate level and to inner workings of corporations, which I believe will be of great value to the Forum.

2. What exactly are you looking forward to in this working position?

We exist for a greater purpose than our own survival as SOEs and we want to be model corporate citizens that do their utmost best to help build our people, our communities and our country at large. Therefore, and in this case, I am speaking for myself, I do not consider this to be a job. I see this as community service. The satisfaction I get from it is doing good for our people.

3. What and where be your main focus be in the office?

Our main focus would be to ensure that we have an excellent working relationship with all our key stakeholders. Strengthening that synergy between all relevant stakeholders, buttressed by world-class governance, transparency and accountability would be the foundation that would ensure that SOEs live up to their mandate to grow shareholder value and help the government to attain the noble goals of Vision 2030, NDP4 and the Harambe Prosperity Plan.

4. What is your favourite restaurant and what’s your go-to order?

I have four favourite restaurants tied in first place. In no particular order: Zoo Park Restaurant (La Marmite), The Fischer Restaurant, and Picollo (Rest in peace Chef Francesco, and Isabel’s Table). My favourite is pap with fish, meat or chicken. I’m easy like that. I’m grandmother’s child so pap (fufu, mbombo, nsima – whatever you call it) means everything to me when it comes to food. Give me pap and I’ll finish my food. Guaranteed.

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