Air Namibia (Pty) Limited is a proprietary limited company incorporated in accordance with the Company’s Act. Air Namibia is the national airline of the Republic of Namibia, with the Government of Namibia as its sole Shareholder.

The company’s business operations primarily involve provision of air transport services for passengers and cargo. Through its subsidiary company, Air Namibia Ground Handling (Pty) Limited, it provides ground handling services for passengers and aircraft at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport.

The airline is positioned as a niche carrier serving domestic points within Namibia, the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia and Botswana. The airline also serves the entire European network through Frankfurt.

Air Namibia’s mandate was determined by its Shareholder, the Government of the Republic of Namibia represented by the Ministry of Works and Transport, to be a major contributor towards the attraction and promotion of tourism, as well as promotion and facilitation of trade to Namibia by providing air and cargo transport services between Namibia and other countries, as well as by operating flights within the boundaries of Namibia.

Since its inception, Air Namibia makes a positive net economic (value) contribution to the national economy, in line with its mandate. Net economic gain is defined as the gross value that visitors carried into the country by the airline contribute to the economy, less the cost of Government support to the airline. Net economic gain also includes the impact that Air Namibia has on employment in Namibia. The value added is measured in terms of contribution to “Gross Domestic Product (GDP)” and employment.

Contribution to GDP comes in the form of visitor expenditure and the airline’s own expenditure in the Namibian economy through procurement of goods and services, as well as related jobs created in resorts and general supporting industries. The Namibian Tourism sector, in which Air Namibia is a key and major player, is the country’s third largest contributor to “Gross Domestic Product (GDP)”.

Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors and Management of Air Namibia are responsible for ensuring that Air Namibia has an appropriate corporate governance structure that ensures the creation, protection and enhancement of shareholder value.

To this end, A Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy as well as a Fraud Prevention Policy and Response Plan were adopted. These policies in a nutshell articulates Air Namibia’s culture with regard to conducting business in a legal, ethical, transparent and moral way that is geared towards ultimately establishing an organizational culture that advocates zero tolerance for fraud and corruption.

One of the strategies management has adopted in terms of fostering a culture of zero tolerance for fraud and corruption was to create an avenue through which all our stakeholders are encouraged to report cases of suspected fraud or deeds of suspected corruption anonymously without fear of reprisal from those responsible for the irregularities

Air Namibia therefore, encourages our flying passengers, other customers, our trading partners and members of the public to report fraud to any member of Management and/or the Managing Director, or, alternatively, to make use of the available mediums of reporting to lodge any irregularity that may be committed against the company, our passengers and or other trading partners to the following reporting avenues.

FRAUD HOTLINE: 0800 66 66 66
FRAUD E-MAIL: [email protected]
Or to drop a note of the alleged irregularity in one of our Fraud Boxes, known as Fraud Black Box, installed at the main airports from where Air Namibia conducts its business.

Executive Profile

Mr. Harald Schmidt (Chairperson)

  •  Current positions
    •  CEO : Namibia Oil Industry Association
    •  Secretary-General : Namibia Logistics Association (NLA)
    •  Exec. Vice-President : Windhoek Show Society
    •  Director : Walvis Bay Corridor Group
    •  Secretary : Namibia Customs & Business Forum
    •  Member : SACU Regional Customs to Business Forum
    •  Member : National Steering Committee for Trade Facilitation
    •  Member : National Energy Council
    •  Member : Namibia Member Committee for the World Energy Council
    •  Managing Member : Promex cc (1994 – present) -
  •  Line of expertise
    •  Organisational restructuring
    •  Productivity enhancement
    •  Commercialization transformation,
    •  Strategic management,
  •  Previous experiences
    •  Chairman : Namibia Transport Advisory Board (1997-2002)
    •  Member : Transport Commission (1998-2009)
    •  Director : Road Fund Administration (1999 – 2009)


Mr. Erastus Tjunomake Hoveka (Deputy Chairperson)

  •  Current position
    •  Managing Director of Nedbank Namibia Limited since January 2008
  •  Line of expertise
    •  Finance and Accounting & Strategic Management
    •  Previous experiences
    •  Shell Namibia -Credit Assistant
    •  Bradley University (USA)
    •  Smon Property (USA) – Operational Accountant as well as
      Senior Accountant – Financial reporting
    •  Telecom Namibia – Company Management Accountant
    •  Air Namibia – Senior Manager: Finance
    •  National Housing Enterprises (General Manager: Finance)
    •  Development Bank of Namibia – Chief Financial Officer
    •  Part time lecturer: Strategic Management at Polytechnic of Namibia.


Mr. Timoteus Ekandjo

  •  Current position
    •  Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC
  •  Line of Experience
    •  Seasoned expert in human capital management and public relations and corporate affairs
  •  Previous experiences
    •  Cluster Human Resources Manager for Shell Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique
    •  Head of various HR projects in Shell Uganda, Togo, Morocco and Benin.
    •  President and founder of The Institute of People Management of Namibia
    •  Board member of Team Namibia


Ms. Florette Nakusera

  •  Current position
    •  Deputy Director at the Research Department of the Bank of Namibia
      Member of the Board of Trustees of the Bank of Namibia Provident Fund
      Member of the newly established Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) Board of Directors.
  •  Line of Experience
    •  Macro Economist
  •  Previous experience
    •  Economist and Senior Economist at Bank of Namibia
    •  Over 13 years in the field of economics
    •  Ministry of Environment and Tourism as an Environmental economist
    •  Ministry of Finance as a Chief Economist
    •  Lectured and tutor-marked several economics subjects
    •  Served on the Advisory Board of the Economics Departments at both the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia.


Ms. Evelyn Zimba-Naris

  •  Current position
    •  Manager: Legal Services Roads Authority
    •  10 years of experience as an admitted Legal Practitioner in the High Court of Namibia
  •  Line of Experience
    •  Contract Negotiation/Management and Corporate Governance
    •  Human Rights and Gender Law
    •  Advisory Board Member (OEWONA)
  •  Previous experience
    •  Project Lawyer in the Gender Department then Co-ordinator Land Environment and
      Development Project at the Legal Assistance Centre
    •  Tutored and lectured at Polytechnic of Namibia and University of Namibia.
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