Muranda exits FNB
Former First National Bank (FNB) Holdings Manager: Corporate Communications, Vicky Muranda, is set to take up a similar post at the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa), which was left vacant following Isack Hamata’s recent departure.
Muranda this week confirmed her impending move, while also denying reports that she had been frustrated at the banking concern by the appointment of Tracy Eagles earlier this year as FNB Chief Marketing Officer. Muranda will take up her new role at Namfisa on 1 October, and her FNB position has already been advertised in the media.
The Windhoek Observer is reliably informed that Eagles took over several responsibilities from Muranda, who joined the FNB group more than four years ago.
Muranda, however, denied that there was any bad blood between her and her former boss.
“I am on leave for this month, pending my move to Namfisa next month. I never had any issues or differences with Tracey Eagles. Actually, when she came on board she gave me more work to do, revised my salary and benefits upwards… we have had a very good working relationship.
“My leaving the bank has nothing to do with Tracey, but I applied for the post at Namfisa and they offered me a better deal than what I was getting and the position will give me more room to grow in my other ventures.
“I am also a tutor at the University of Namibia and I am growing older and I need more time with my family,” said Muranda.
Eagles also denied that there was a rift between her and Muranda.
She said Muranda’s expertise was an asset to the bank and a number of great people worked at FNB Namibia, hence it was a good hunting ground for other companies, who wanted to employ the best.
“We are very proud to have known Victoria. Her positive engagement with others, especially with mentoring other women, is an inspiration for young women entering the corporate world. And her empathetic ability to communicate easily with customers is the sign of a competent professional. We miss her, but we are also very pleased for her, as she takes up her new role.”
Meanwhile, corporate and investment bank, RMB Namibia, a division of the FNB Namibia Group, recently announced the appointment of former employee, Daniel Motinga, to the post of Senior Client Coverage Manager Public Sector, and Tuyeni Akwenye, as RMB Client Coverage Manager for Financial Institutions.
Motinga, in his new role, is primarily responsible for growing and driving a sustainable relationship with stakeholders in the public sector, in support of the group’s medium and long-term strategy.
“I am certainly looking forward to building mutually beneficial engagements within this portfolio,’’ he said.
The respected economist holds an MA in Economics from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, as well as BEcon (Unam) and Hons BCom (Unisa).
Motinga, who previously held the position of Senior Manager for Research and Development at FNB Namibia, announced his retirement in 2014, after spending nearly seven years at the bank.
“For a number of years I have been hinting that I want to retire to the cattle post. Of course, I shall continue to be associated with the FNB brand through my interaction as an Advisory Board member to RMB Namibia, a subsidiary of the FNB Group. I will also continue to render services to FNB as a consultant,” Motinga said at the time of his retirement.
Tuyeni Akwenye holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science, obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT).
He is an associate level actuary and CFA Level 3 candidate.