NTA appoints new CEO

Martin Endjala

The National Training Authority (NTA), has yesterday announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Erick Fundua Nenghwanya with effect from 1 April 2024.

Nenghwanya will serve in the position for five years.

His appointment comes after a protracted recruitment process was undertaken by the board with the assistance of an independent recruitment agency.

Commenting on the appointment, NTA Board Chairperson, Jerome Mutumba, expressed confidence in Nenghwanya’s ability and relevant time-tested experience to render stewardship at a time when the board and shareholders approved the NTA’s five-year Integrated Strategic Business Plan, which comes into effect from 1 April 2024.

Nenghwanya holds a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from East China Normal University, and an International Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration from the National University of Educational Planning and Administration of India. As well as a Diploma in Water Technology from the Technical College of Magdeburg, Germany.

He also acquired professional certification in the areas of Management and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) from the International Labor Organization, Italy; Magdeburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Germany; and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, respectively.

Before his appointment, Erick served NTA for eight years, as the Centre Manager at Nakayale Vocational Training Centre in the town of Outapi, Omusati Region.

Nenghwanya expressed his excitement about the new role.

“I look forward to serving the NTA and building on its impressive track record of impactful growth. In unlocking the transformative power of TVET to harness the youth dividend and make a tangible impact, we must not cease to innovate, improve, and scale new heights,” he said.

The state-owned entity has been without a substantive CEO since Cornelis Beuke who stood in as Caretaker CEO since 1 October 2020, following the resignation of former CEO, Jerry Beukes after serving just four years.

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