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 Executive Director 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.

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. 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.

He has served in several positions in the Department of Mines such as Inspector of Mine Machinery, Chief Engineer, Deputy Director and Director of Mines. During 1997 - 2002, he was responsible to manage the European Union funded Sysmin Programme. He is the Head of Department and the Deputy Executive Director - Department of Mines.

Mr. Shivolo has served, and still serves on numerous government boards and committees for the implementation of government directives and programmes. He is a registered Engineer with the Engineering Council of Namibia.

Gloria Simubali Gloria Namwi Simubali was born on 7th June 1980 in Katima Mulilo. Her basic education alma mater includes Bukalo Primary School (1985-1986), Mavuluma Primary School (1987-1991) and Kizito College (1992-1996). She is an alumna of the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa.

Ms Simubali's work experience began at the age of 17 as a Bank Teller at Bank Windhoek Oshakati Branch. After completing her undergraduate degree at UNAM, she worked as Mathematics and Physical Science Teacher for Grades 11 and 12 at Iipumbu Secondary School in Oshakati (2002-2003). She then joined the Geological Survey of Namibia, within the Ministry of Mines and Energy as a Junior Geologist in the Economic Geology Division (2003-2005). Upon completion of her postgraduate degree at WITS, was subsequently confirmed as Geologist (2006-2008); Senior Geochemist (2008-2010); Chief Geochemist (2010-2012); Deputy Director for Geochemistry and Laboratory Division (2012-2016); Director of Applied Geoscience (2016 -2018); Deputy Permanent Secretary (now Deputy Executive Director) for the Geological Survey Department (2018 to Present).

Ms Simubali is a registered professional Senior Geoscientist with the Geoscience Council of Namibia. She serves in various capacities on a number of local and international scientific and non-scientific organizations and committees where she represents the Ministry, the Country and the African Continent.

Mr. John Titus Mr. John Titus graduated at the University of Namibia with BSc degree 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 responsible for the Management of Namibia Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) which consist of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of electricity. This, amongst others, includes the Security of Supply; Effective Governance; Social Upliftment; Economic Competitiveness and Efficiency of the electricity industry. Mr. Titus was pivotal in the recent developed National Energy Policies (National Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Policy, Independent Power Producers Policy) as well the development of the Electricity - and National Energy Regulatory Bill. He also oversaw the construction of 18 renewable energy power plants, adding 125 MW to the national grid during his current incumbency.

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.

Anna Libana Ms. Saima Neke joined the Ministry of Mines and Energy in March 2019 as a Director for Energy Funds. Ms. Neke has over 18 combined years of working experience in banking, finance, investments and funds administration. Ms. Neke started her career with First National Bank of Namibia in the year 2000, where she worked in various departments such as branch banking, credit, home loan and foreign exchange. Since 2015, she has been working for the Social Security Commission (SSC), where she contributed immensely to the foundation of the SSC investment portfolio that grown to an asset value of over N$3 Billion. In 2017, she joined the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) as a Manager Fund Management and Investment responsible for the administration of research and innovation grants including the management of funding received from Research and Development (R & D) Partners.

She holds a Master's Degree in Development Finance from University of Stellenbosch, a BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management with University of Sunderland, UK, a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Accounting and Finance, a Diploma in Accounting from Polytechnic of Namibia and a Certificate in Management Development Programme from the University of Stellenbosch.

Ms. Neke is a Certified Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) by the Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF). She served as a member of the Joint Technical Committee for NCRST and Water Research Council of South Africa for the implementation of Joint Water Research agreement. She also served as a member for the Joint Technical Committee for joint research financing between NCRST and Fundo Nacional de Investigacao of Mozambique.

She has a passion for community development and empowerment and while working for SSC she has been a member for SSC/Development Fund Project Review Committee aimed at reviewing community projects proposals for possible financing.

Miina Auene Gahutu Mrs. Miina Auene Gahutu is the Director for the Directorate of Diamond Affairs at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. She has also been appointed as a Diamond Commissioner. 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.

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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 Director for the Petroleum Affairs Directorate, a position she held since 1 August 2017.

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