The Bankers Association of Namibia announces the
appointment of Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director, Baronice Hans, as Chairperson.
Ms Hans was elected to serve a one-year term commencing 1 April 2017.
Hans will be taking over from Tawanda Mumvuma, CEO of
SME Bank, and is the first women to be appointed as the Chairperson of the
Bankers Association of Namibia.
very pleased to receive this prestigious honour to chair the BAN, and to drive
the mandate of BAN for the next year. I look forward to leading the BAN Council
as chairperson and to work more closely with the CEO’s of the banks to address
non-competitive issues of common interest. The collective background and
experience of the BAN Council members is invaluable and represents the
interests of Namibia’s banking sector,” Hans said.
Hans has been an active member of the BAN since last year when she resumed her current
role as Managing Director of Bank Windhoek and has a career in banking that
spans more than 8 years.
“I would like
to thank SME Bank for their efforts over the past year, the foundation laid so
far will ensure that we keep building the sector together. The banking industry
is faced with a myriad of challenges, however collectively working towards a
common goal will ensure that together with our key stakeholders such as the
Bank of Namibia and Government that we build a sound banking industry which is
the backbone of our economy,” Hans said.
Bank Windhoek will chair the various sub committees
forming part of the BAN structure which includes Credit, Treasury, Human
Resource, Accounting & Tax, Compliance, Legal, IT, Operational and Public
The Bankers Association of Namibia was established in
1997, in accordance with the Banking Institutions Act, as the representative
trade association for the commercial banking sector in the country. BAN acts as
a medium for communication with government, the Bank of Namibia as regulator,
and other public bodies and authorities, by engaging with them on matters
affecting the different activities of banks. In addition, through the BAN,
members deal with non-competitive issues that are of common interest. One of
the successful initiatives launched was the Code of Banking Practice and
Guidelines for Lodging Customer Complaints on all banks websites.
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