NBHF 2017
21 Nov 2017

Annually since 2004, the Namibian Business Hall of Fame inducts Laureates to celerbate their extensive contribution to the Namibian economy, creating employment and thus improving the quality of life for others.

Inductees for 2017

From left to right on the photo.

Dr. David Namwandi, Chairperson of the International University of Namibia, because of his able and visionary leadership, he transformed this educational institution into an institution of excellence delivering quality higher education to thousands of young Namibians. Through his leadership the IUM has diversified its academic programs, responding to the challenges of nation building.

Mr. Gideon Iitewa, hononary minister of education in the Erongo Region, taking time out to inspire everyone that he comes in contact with to get educated.

Mrs. Natalie Steven, the managing director of several companies and an entrepreneur from Swakopmund, coached by her late mom who is also a former Laureate of the NBHF, deliverign safety gear to the uranium mines in the Erongo Region.

Mr. Paulus Ashikoto, entering the merket of precision rigging was not easy but he has established himself and is ensuring that it is possible to break barriers of entry in Namibia.

Mrs. Kauna Ndilula,  managing director of BFS, is a selfless person who qualified herself in supporting the Namibian people through her financial assistance with her company Business Financial Solutions. She had the opportunity to take up unstructured positions. she realized that her positive attiitude to work and her commitment to meeting/exceeding expectations, enabled her to excel. She said she learned early that success comes through hard work, perseverance and God's Grace and that she absolutely subscribes to it.

Mr. J N Benade better known as Oom Land, served his community by bringing to them the daily needs from Windhoek to Rehoboth. He build his empire through taking small steps that led to him being honoured by his community for sharing hsi ability with the community. Represented here by his son David Benadeon the photo.

Mrs. Irene Erna Simeon-Kurtz - she said the raod as an entreprneur was not an easy one, but she endured and found it satisfying. The Engen Usakos and Engen Khan Service Station in Usakos have never been the same since she took over. She serves as a role model to her community in Usakos. 


Johanna Cloete

Board Chair | GEN Namibia

Mrs. Johanna Cloete – Board Chair of GEN Namibia since 2022. She is part of a community of doers and makers supporting startups and scale-ups in… More