BIPA Board Members

New BIPA board (MIT)

Immanuel !Hanabeb (Chairperson)

Mr. !Hanabeb holds a Masters Degree in Development Finance, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership, both from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town. !Hanabeb has twenty-five (25) years of experience in the fields of accounting, finance, business development, strategy, operations, project management and community development. He worked in the logistics, road construction and maritime industries, and currently serves as the Executive for Corporate Services at the Roads Authority.

Sara Katiti (Deputy-Chairperson)

Mrs. Katiti holds a Masters Degree in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch, a Bachelor of Technology and National Diploma respectively in Accounting and Finance from the Polytechnic of Namibia. Mrs. Katiti held various senior management positions in TransNamib, NamPower and City of Windhoek. In addition, Mrs. Katiti’s professional profile also includes directorship on the boards of a number of entities. Her expertise in corporate finance, governance and project management makes her an invaluable member of the BIPA Board.

Ashley Tjipitua

Ms. Tjipitua brings to the table extensive experience in legal and corporate governance, stemming from a career of 13 years in commercial litigation, business management, corporate legal management, board governance, risk and compliance, and competition law. She holds an MBA in Organisational Leadership from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and a LL. B degree from the University of Namibia. Ms. Tjipitua served as Director: Enforcement, Exemptions & Cartels at the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC); and previously held positions on the Corporate Legal Advisors & Governance Professionals Association and the Short-term Insurance Committee of the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA).

Justin Strauss

Mr. Strauss currently serves as the Strategic Executive: Information and Communication Technology at the Namibia Airports Company. He also held positions at the US Embassy in Windhoek and the Polytechnic of Namibia, now NUST. Mr. Strauss holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, Computer Science and Physics from the University of Namibia as well as various professional/technical certifications. He also completed the Leadership & Management Programme of the University of Stellenbosch.

Julius Haikali

Mr. Haikali is a Human Resources Practitioner and Business Strategist by profession. He possesses a Diploma in Public Administration majored in Human Resources from NUST, B-Tech in Public Administration majored in Human Resources from UNISA, Master of Administration from University of Namibia and Executive Development Programme from Wits University. He has 23 years of experience in Human Resources and organizational development field, of which 13 years has been served at Senior and Executive level.

Nancy Watyoka

Nancy Watyoka is an Intellectual Property Expert on Geographical Indications and Collective Trademarks. She holds a Master in Intellectual Property from Africa University (AU), Zimbabwe. Nancy also holds an MDP from University of Stellenbosch Business School and BTech HRM degree from NUST, Namibia. A social entrepreneur at heart, she is founder member of the Child Development Foundation in Namibia and serves as Trustee of Hope Village Foundation.

Hilka Alberto

Ms. Alberto holds B Juris and LLB degrees from the University of Namibia; and a LLM degree from the University of Liverpool. She is currently employed as an EXCO member at the Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) and served as a director at Sisa Namandje & Co Legal Practitioners. She boasts with extensive experience in the legal and regulatory fields over the last 16 years.