Staff Writer

The board of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited (NIP) has announced the appointment of Kapenaurue Tjombonde as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer for a five yearfive-year term, effective from 1 February 2021.

Dr. David Uirab was currently acting in the position after having been seconded by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to act in the position since September 2019.

The appointment of Tjombonde comes as the company has been without a substantive CEO since the suspension and exit of its former CEO, Augustinus Katiti, in September 2018.

Tjombonde is currently the Executive: Business Registration Services at the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) and previously the Chief Corporate Affairs role at Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund.

Tjombonde holds a Master’smaster’s degree in Business and Law from the Bucerius Law School, Germany, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of South Africa, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Company Direction from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology, South Africa and a Diploma in Nursing Science from the University of Namibia.

Vincent Nowaseb, who is the National Commission on Research Science and Technology’s General Manager for Innovation and Technology Development, and Medical Doctor Elton Black are reported to have been also vying for the post.