I am involved in a number of initiatives such as running an empowerment NGO helping uplifting the lives of the vulnerable, poor people, serving on Namibia Red Cross Board, and other charity activities. I am concerned about poverty in my country and Africa,and this motivated me to venture into business and therefore run my own business, which now employs five previously unemployed graduates.
Rural areas in Sub-Sahara Africa, where poverty exist in amidst of plenty idle physical assets that can be converted into productive financial assets.
I want to see the poor rural communities especially those in Africa become actively engaged in the generation of wealth in their countries through participation in the production process and running business enterprises in which they own shares.I want to see idle and unproductive communal land and other idle physical assets being converted into financial assets.
I am currently running my own small asset (fund) management company I started in 2009, where I manage funds for investors and invests mainly in agriculture, property (including housing), and other traditional asset classes such as shares/stocks.Prior to starting my own SME business, I worked for two big international fund management companies for more than 10 years, and also prior to that spend five years in our Central Bank as an economist. In order to make a difference in my community, in 2007 I established an NGO (Itenge Development Foundation)that aim to empower poor communities run business projects and uplift them out of poverty this has yielded results, where these communities now owns and operates a hammer mill, a brick making machine and is currently constructing a Village hotel and a cultural village Centre. In 2008, this NGO introduced a high school scholarship programme where we currently sponsor 52 high school learners. I am also involved in promotion financial education/literacy through Namibia Institute of Finance, the company I established in 2004 to spearhead financial literacy in Namibia and Africa at large.