FirstRand Namibia Limited announced Monday the appointment of Erwin Tjipuka as FNB Namibia Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 April 2019.
Tjipuka will take over from Sarel van Zyl who will continue to serve as CEO of the FirstRand Namibia Group. Commenting on his appointment, Tjipuka said he looks forward to driving the development and execution of the lender’s corporate strategy going forward.
“In addition to the company’s core business, we intend to devote significant time and effort to pursuing new and innovative opportunities that have tremendous opportunity for value creation for both our customers and staff,” Tjipuka said.
Van Zyl said Tjipuka’s expertise and track record will help in steering FNB Namibia forward.
“We believe the bank is well positioned to capitalize even in the tough economic climate and we look forward to Erwin helping us grow even further as a proudly Namibian business,”Van Zyl said.
Tjipuka, most recently the managing partner at Deloitte Namibia, is no stranger to FNB, having been part of the team as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012.
He holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Namibia, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town.
Tjipuka has over 20 years of professional experience and has served private and public-sector clients in his role as audit partner and Head of the Namibian Advisory department, working closely in business management and business transformation.