Executive Management

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Ipumbu Shiimi an accomplished economist is the Minister of Finance in the Republic of Namibia since March 2020. Before his Ministerial appointment, he was a Governor of Bank of Namibia from 2010 to 2020 where he previously served as Assistant Governor and also occupied several positions from junior to senior levels in the same bank.

During his working career, Shiimi participated in various research projects and co-authored various publications as well as served on various Boards and Committees.

He holds a Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSc in Fin. Econ) - University of London, United Kingdom (1998), Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles from the same University (1995), Diploma in Foreign Trade and Management - Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands (1994), Honours in Economics from the University of Western Cape, South Africa (1993), Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting from the same University (1992), specialised training in Management Development Program from University of Stellenbosch (2000) and Wits Business School, South Africa (2001). Other specialised training in economics and finance in Tanzania and USA, as well as at the Bank of England and Reserve Bank of South Africa.

Shiimi is one of the eight non-voting members appointed by President Hage Geingob to the National Assembly in March 2020.


Soon to be filled


Ms Ericah Brave Shafudah serves as a Executive Director of Finance, Namibia.  Ms. Shafudah holds MSc Ed in Mathematics, MSc in Biostatistics, MSc in Leadership and Change Management and Diploma in Accounting & Finance.



Office Of The Executive Director 

Executive Director

Ms. Ericah Shafudah

Tel: +264 61 2092829

Fax: +264 61 230179

E-mail: Ericah.Shafudah@mof.gov.na

Personal Assistant 

Mr Andreas Ileka

Tel: +264 61 2092704

E-mail: Andreas.Ileka@mof.gov.na


Mr. Tonateni Shidhudhu

Chief Public Relations Officer

Tel:+264 61 2092467

Fax: +264 61 230179

Email: tonateni.shidhudhu@mof.gov.na


Contact Details

Office Of The Minister


Hon. Iipumbu Shiimi

Tel: +264 61 2092930/31

Fax: +264 61 227702

E-mail: Suanita.Bezuidenhout@mof.gov.na


Economic Advisor to Hon Minister

Mr. Penda Ithindi

Tel: +264 61 2908

E-mail: Penda.Ithindi@mof.gov.na


Deputy Minister

Tel: +264 61 2092932

Fax: +264 61 238283



Secretary to the Deputy Minister

Tel: +264 61 2092933

Fax: +264 61 238283