Bank Windhoek turns 40 years

Martin Endjala

Leading financial institution Bank of Windhoek has been a pivotal cog in the financial sector and has been flying the Namibian flag both national and internationally with its footprints.

Today marks the 40th birthday of this Namibian bank, which was launch in April 1982. As a wholly owned Namibian financial services provider, the bank is catering for the needs of Namibia and its people.

Bank Windhoek plays a critical role in the economy. It employs about 1,561 Namibians with a branch footprint of 53 and 149 Automatic Teller Machines. The Bank also supports various communities in which it operates and has invested more than N$ 20 million in social responsibility programmes over the past five years.

Thus the bank’s purpose over the past 40 years has been to impact the lives of Namibians and contribute to the communities in which it conducts business. This stance is evident in its positioning

throughout the years. ‘’Together, we do better’’ to ‘’Connectors of positive change’’ which continue to entrench the Bank’s roots of being the relationship bank in Namibia.

Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans, confidently emphasized that she is sure there are more milestones that the bank can reflect on.

“It is such a coincidence that a red vibrant ruby stone symbolizes the 40th anniversary. It represents devotion and passion reflecting what this journey means for our board, shareholders, employees and customers,’’ Hans said.

Similarly, Hans emphasized that none of these successes would have been possible without all Bank Windhoek staff and customers’ commitment, dedication, and unwavering support. “Their collective efforts have made the Bank Windhoek brand what it is today.”

Bank Windhoek’s will celebrate its 40th birthday throughout 2022, which will include various staff initiatives and external engagements. One such initiative is the country-wide festivities where staff members celebrated with their customers on Friday, 29 April 2022.

“As we reflect on the past, we are equally excited about the future”, Hans concluded.

Listing on Namibian Stock Exchange in 2019 as well as scooping the Bank of the Year Award and the issue of the Green Bond were some of the major achievements of the bank.

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