Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charity Mwiya, is likely to land the position in a permanent capacity,
after receiving praise from the chamber president, Sven Thieme.
Mwiya, the former NCCI Manager for Member Services, was appointed Acting CEO in October, taking over from Tarah Shaanika, who left the business grouping after 15 years at its helm.
Her appointment was for a period of three months, but that has since lapsed.
Speaking to the Windhoek Observer this week, Thieme said he has been ‘impressed’ by Mwiya’s performance so far, adding that her chances of getting the position on a permanent basis are high.
“She is a very hardworking, experienced and a committed person and her chances of getting into that position are high. I am extremely impressed with her performance,” Thieme told the Windhoek Observer.
Mwiya replaced Shaanika who served as NCCI boss since 2002. His contract was supposed to run until 31 December 2019, but he cut it short to pursue private business ventures.
Mwiya, who has worked at the NCCI secretariat since 2004, refused comment when approached by the Windhoek Observer.
NCCI was established in 1990 to promote a competitive and conducive business environment. To date, the business chamber has had 10 presidents and four CEOs since inception.