Staff Writer

Bank Windhoek has announced new executive changes which have seen Zenaune Kamberipa appointed as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 September 2020.

Kamberipa will be taking over the role from James Chapman who has been appointed the bank’s Executive Officer: Retail Banking Services.

An auditor by profession, Kamberipa started his career as at Deloitte SA in 2010 and moved back to Deloitte Namibia in 2013 and was previously the Group Financial Manager at FirstRand Group for four years.

“In my new role at Bank Windhoek, I look forward to implementing and driving the financial strategy of the Bank and to partnering with the other business units to achieve the Bank’s strategy,” Kamberipa said.

“We look forward to benefitting from his knowledge, experience and fresh perspective. Furthermore, I am confident that he will make a positive contribution,” said Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans.

Chapman according to the bank takes up the responsibility of leading Bank Windhoek’s largest business unit and will be responsible for managing the Bank’s entire branch network, serving personal-, business- and corporate customers across the country.

In his new position, he will also be responsible for implementing the Bank’s digitisation strategy across retail banking services.

“Chapman has held the role of CFO with distinction over the past four years and has demonstrated that at Bank Windhoek we do not aim only to create jobs but ultimately to build careers through focussed leadership development,” said Hans.

Chris Matthee, who for the past ten years led Bank Windhoek’s retail division will be joining Capricorn Private Wealth as the new Executive Officer: Capricorn Private Wealth with effect 1 September 2020.

Matthee holds a B. Comm Hons. degree from the University of Stellenbosch and has also served the Bank in various other disciplines, including IT and specialist finance at an executive level, over the years.

“We look forward in tapping into Matthee’s wealth of retail and client experience to serve the premium segment of the Bank,” Hans continued.

As part of the changes, Leon Koch will be moving from Capricorn Private Wealth and will take over the Business Banking division as from 1 September.

“I look forward to his valuable contribution and wish him well in his new role, Leon is a seasoned Banker and consistently delivers stellar results,” said Hans.