Tom Alweendo Born on 17 March 1958, in Okahenge, Oshana Region, Hon. Tom Alweendo was appointed as Minister of Mines and Energy in February 2018.

In March 2010 he was appointed by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba as Director General of the National Planning Commission (NPC). The National Planning Commission is a Constitutional body that is tasked with the responsibility to plan the priorities and direction of national development. In March 2015 he was appointed by President Hage G. Geingob as Minister of Economic Planning and also as Director General of the NPC.

Before he was appointed as Director General of the National Planning Commission, Alweendo served as Governor of the Bank of Namibia from January 1997-March 2010. He was the first Namibian to serve as Governor of the Bank of Namibia when he was appointed by Namibia's Founding President His Excellency Dr. Sam Nujoma. Before being appointed as Governor, he served as Deputy Governor for four years (1993-1996). Among some of his achievements during his tenure at the Bank of Namibia are the establishment of the local currency, the Namibia Dollar; the localization of the payments and banking systems; and the establishment of the Financial Intelligence Center.

As Director General of the National Planning Commission, Hon. Tom Alweendo presided over the drafting of Namibia's fourth National Development Plan (NDP4). The NDP4 prioritized specific economic sectors that are perceived to have more potential to grow the economy and provide employment opportunities. This is notably agriculture, logistics, tourism, and manufacturing. The Plan also propounds a hands-on approach with regard to the Government's role in economic development albeit in closer and effective collaboration with the private sector. Over the course of the NDP4 period the Namibian economy grew on average at 5.7 percent, despite the global economic crises and current global commodity crises.

Hon Alweendo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

Hon. Kornelia Shilunga was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy and became the first women Deputy Minister at the Ministry. 

Hon. Shilunga holds two Masters Degrees, one in Business Administration with (ESAMI), and another Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Namibia (UNAM).  She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing Education and Community Health and a Diploma in Nursing Science General, Community Psychiatry and Midwifery Sciences, also from UNAM.

Before joining the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Hon. Shilunga constructed a satisfactory employment history.  The assiduous Deputy Minister worked in various positions as a teacher and a registered nurse.   She also worked as at the Office of the President as a Liaison Officer for the Department of Women Affairs, where she headed two regions, respectively Oshana and Omusati region. Hon. Shilunga also worked for the Ministry of Gender and Child welfare where she held the position of a Chief Liaison Officer. 

Hon. Shilunga has been an entrepreneur for the past nine years. She was also a member of the Advisory Committee of Skill Share International in Namibia, and a member of the Women and Child Protection Unit Committee for Oshana Region. A member of the Prison`s Zonal Release Board in the Ministry of Safety and Security, responsible for Oshana, Omusati, Oshikoto, Ohangwena and Kunene Regions.  She was also a member of the Oshakati East Constituency Development Committee (CDC) and a member of the Oshana Regional Food Security & Nutrition Program.   

Mr. Simeon Niilenge Negumbo is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and was appointed to that position effective 01 July 2015. He was born in Elondo, Omusati Region, in the north-western part of Namibia. Mr. Negumbo is currently studying towards an MBA, Final Year (Thesis), Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA holds Diploma in Business Administration from the same institution. He also holds Further Diploma (Advance Certificate) in Education (Management and Administration) - with Distinction from Vista University and a Higher Secondary Teacher's Diploma from the University of Fort Hare.

Mr. Negumbo started his career as a Bank Clerk before independence and also worked at the Ministry of Education as a Teacher, a School Principal and later as an Education Officer. He joined the Omusati Regional Council as a Deputy Director of Administration, where at the same time he was also acting as the Chief Regional Officer, before he was promoted to the position of a Director, General Services.

In 2008, Mr. Negumbo moved to the Ministry of Environment as Undersecretary, and later became the Permanent Secretary of the same Ministry. He also acted as the Managing Director of NWR.

Mr. Negumbo has extensive experience in Banking, Education, Finance, Human Resources Administration, Natural Resources Management and Tourism.

Miina Auene Gahutu Mrs. Miina Auene Gahutu is the current Deputy Director and the Acting Director for the Directorate of Diamond Affairs at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the University of Namibia. In 2004 she obtained an MSC in Environmental and Development Economics from the University of Oslo, Norway. Further to that, In March 2008 she completed a short course at the International Institute of Mining and Technology, Kosaka, Japan in Geological Mapping and Mineral Information Management and in October 2011 she signed up with the Western Australia, School of Mines, Curtin University whereby she obtained a qualification in Mineral Resources, Regulation and Management.

Gloria Simubali Ms. Gloria N. Simubali was born on 7 June 1980 in Katima Mulilo. She started school (Grade 1) at the age of four at Bukalo Primary School, and then proceeded with upper primary education at Mavuluma Primary School. She attended secondary school from 1992 to 1996 at Kizito College in Katima Mulilo. Upon completion of formal education, she worked as a Bank Teller at Bank Windhoek Oshakati Branch in 1997, before proceeding with tertiary education from 1998. She graduated from the University of Namibia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science with double major in Geology and Chemistry. She then proceeded with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology in 2006 at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

After completing her undergraduate degree in 2001, Ms. Simubali had a one year stint (February 2002 - April 2003) as a Teacher at Iipumbu Secondary School in Oshakati, teaching Mathematics and Physical Science for Grade 11 and 12. She then joined the Ministry of Mines and Energy on the 1st of May 2003 as a Junior Geologist within the Economic Geology Division of the Geological Survey. After completion of her B.Sc Honours degree in 2006, she was upgraded to entry level Geologist in December 2006 within the Geochemistry and Laboratory Division until March 2008. She further served as Senior Geochemist (April 2008 - March 2010), Chief Geochemist (April 2010 - August 2012), Deputy Director for the Geochemistry and Laboratory Division (September 2012 - August 2016). After the re-structuring of the Geological Survey, Ms. Simubali was appointed as Director of Applied Geoscience Directorate within the Geological Survey Department (September 2016 - Present). In Addition, she serves as the Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Geological Survey (September 2016 - Present).

Among the various committee and bodies that Ms. Simubali is affiliated to, it is worth noting that she represents Africa as a Governing Board member (Councilor) for the UNESCO International Centre on Global-Scale Geochemistry since May 2016 until May 2021. She also serves as a Board of Trustees member for the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT); has served as an Advisory Committee member for the Faculty of Science, University of Namibia.

Dr. Vickey Do Cabo Dr. Vickey Do Cabo is the Director for Mapping and Geo-Information at the Geological Survey, Ministry of Mines and Energy. Dr. Do Cabo holds a PhD. in Earth Resources from the Camborne Schools of Mines, UK (2014) and a MSc. in Geology and Mineralogy from Helsinki University, Finland (1997). She took General Geology studies from the University of Natural Sciences in Brno, Czechoslovakia (1989) and an ordinary level studies at Hendrick Witbooi High School, Cuba (1987).

Dr. Do Cabo served as a teacher at the Hosea Kutako secondary school in Cuba (1986) and at UNAM Geology Department (2002-2003). She worked at the Geological Survey as Geochemist (1998 - 2002) Chief Geochemist (2002 - 2004), Deputy Director, heading Economic Geology Division (2006 - 2016) and Deputy Director at the Directorate of Diamond Affairs (2004 - 2006). She served as Non-executive Director for Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Namgem (Pty) Ltd, Board of Trustees of Petrofund, Councillor and chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the National Heritage Council, Chairperson of the Geological Society of Namibia, Commissioner of the NCRST and chairperson for the Research Foundation committee and tender committee. She is a member of the Namibian Government Negotiation Technical Team on NAMDEB - De Beers Joint Shareholding Agreements (2006 - 2010). She also served on several management committees for the implementation of government directives and programmes.

Presently, Dr Do Cabo serves as director of Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) PTY (Ltd) and Chairman of the Diamond Sales and Marketing, Member of the Government Committee on Natural Resources Management and Co-leader of the PanAfGeo Project. Amongst all, Dr. Do Cabo is a member of the technical advisory committee and the Government negotiation team on petroleum exploration licenses.

Mr. John Titus Mr. John Titus graduated at the University of Namibia with majors in Physics and Chemistry. He was then employed at the institution as Junior Lecturer from 1993 to 1995. He joined the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 1995 as Petroleum Inspector and was promoted to Deputy Director in 2001 and then to Director: Administration and Finance in 2005. In December 2014 he was appointed as Director of Energy.

Mr. Titus is the Head Gas Commissioner, representing the Namibian government to ensure that the Bilateral Gas Trade Agreement between Namibia and South Africa is implemented. In addition he is a member to the Natural Sciences Programme Committee of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO and a member of the National Tender Board of Namibia

Erasmus Shivolo Mr. Erasmus Shivolo holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro New Mexico, USA (1995). He attended several engineering courses in Geology, Mining and Electrical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado in USA (1987 - 1991). In 1984 he obtained a National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics circuits from the City & Guilds of London Institute, as well as Trade Certificate in the same course from the Government Technical and Commercial College Ombe, Cameroon.

Mr. Shivolo has served as a teacher at Kwanza Zul Education Centre in Angola (1984 - 1985). He has served in several positions at the Ministry of Mines and Energy; as Inspector of Mines Machinery, Chief Engineer, Deputy Director of mines and Director of Mines. During 1997 - 2002, he was responsible to manage the European Union funded Sysmin Programme. In 2004 he was appointed Mining Commissioner and further confirmed to the position of Under Secretary in 2008.

Mr. Shivolo currently serves on the board of Rossing Uranium Limited, a Director of NamGem Manufacturing and Director to the Minerals Development Fund Control Board. He also serves on numerous government committees for the implementation of government directives and programmes. He is a registered Engineer with the Engineering Council of Namibia. Mr. Shivolo is currently a member of the Government Negotiation Team with De Beers on the Diamond Sales and Marketing Agreement. Before he went into exile, he was a student at Oshigambo High School.

Maria Moses Ms. Maria Moses is the Director for Administration Services at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Ms. Moses has over 16 years of working experience in the finance field cutting across the ICT, pension fund, and the transportation industry.

She holds a Master's Degree in International Business (MIB) from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), a Degree in Accounting and Finance and a Diploma in Accounting from NUST, a Certificate in Business Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management through the University of the Witwatersrand, a Certificate in Management Development Programme and a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Stellenbosch. Ms. Moses is a member of The Southern African Institute of Business Accountant (SAIBA) and a student member of CIMA.

She has a passion for research and has published a qualitative research paper with the International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE) Journal.

Immanuel Nghishoongele Mr. Immanuel Nghishoongele was born on 27 July 1970 at Eenhana, Ohangwena Region. He attended primary school at Eenhana and completed secondary school at Oshigambo High School in 1991. For tertiary studies, he attended the Academy, which later became the University of Namibia graduating with a Bachelor of Economics in 1995. He further obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in economics with the University of London for which he graduated in 1999. He further holds an MBA in general and strategic management with the Maastricht School of Management (MsM) in the Netherlands.

Mr. Nghishoongele started working for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) based at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism as a Resource Economist from 1996 to mid-1998 before joining the Ministry of Mines and Energy as an Economist. He was later promoted to Chief Energy Economist and later Deputy Director for the Petroleum Distribution and Supply Division. From 16 August 2016, Mr. Nghishoongele is currently the Acting Director for Petroleum Affairs.

Maggy Shino Mrs Maggy Shino was born on 31 March 1981 at Omaanda village in Omusati Region. She attended primary school at Onangalo Primary School and completed secondary school at Mweshipandeka High School in 1998. For tertiary studies, she attended the University of Namibia graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2003. She further obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Petroleum Geochemistry with the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, for which she graduated in 2005.

Mrs Shino started her career working for the Ministry of Mines and Energy as an Energy Researcher in 2004. She was promoted to Petroleum Inspector, Petroleum Geoscientist, Chief Petroleum Geoscientist and later Deputy Director for the Petroleum Exploration, Production and Promotion Division. From 1 October 2015, Mrs. Shino was appointed as the Petroleum Commissioner. She is currently the Acting Director for the Petroleum Affairs Directorate, a position she held since 1 August 2017.

Anna Libana Mrs. Anna Libana graduated at the University of South Africa on a Bachelor of Commerce, hold a Diploma in Public Management at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She hold a Certificate in Petroleum Downstream Activities from Stavanger, Norway during 2005. Presently busy with thesis for a Master Degree in the International Business at NUST. She has an extensive experience in petroleum downstream activities as well as the Basic Fuel Price Mechanism, a model used to calculate the fuel prices in Namibia. She has been actively involved in the execution of the 50% fuel importation contracts between SASOL/Namibia Liquid Fuel (Pty) Ltd and NAMCOR as well as the Fuel Supply Agreement between NAMCOR and Glencor Energy. She is instrumental in facilitating funding for NAMCOR operational activities after the revocation of the 50% fuel importation mandate during 2010. She played an instrumental role in the realization of the strategic oil storage project at Walvis Bay. She negotiated facilities agreements between NEF and DBN/DBSA and AfDB to provide funding for the strategic oil storage project. She is managing the National Energy Fund, a Fund which has total revenue of N$4.4 billion and total expenditure of N$2.8billion in 2018/2019.

Since 2011 till to date, she is serving as board of Director of National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), were she serve in several board committees ranging from trading, human resources, technical and audit. She currently a Council Member for the National Road Safety Council.

She joined the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 1996 as a clerk. She serves in several position within the Directorate of Energy being a Chief Administration Officer and Petroleum Economist until 2006 when she resigned from the Ministry and join Namibia Liquid Fuel and SASOL Joint Venture as a Supply and Shipping Manager executing NAMCOR 50% fuel imports Manadate. She was also employed by NAMCOR as a Supply and Trading Officer. In 2008 she rejoined the Ministry of Mines and Energy as the Deputy Director of National Energy Fund, which she is currently Acting Director of Energy Funds.