December 9, 2014, 4:08pm
Ekandjo awarded the Africa Leadership Awards in HR
Tim Ekandjo the Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), was bestowed with the AFRICA LEADERSHIP AWARD in the category of Human Resource.
The award is conferred to outstanding professionals who have demonstrated vision, flair, acumen and professionalism in leadership and management skills in an organization, thus making changes and achieving results for their organizations.
The conferment took place in the island state of Mauritius at the posh the resort Le Meridien situated in the North West coast of Mauritius in the Bay of Pointe Aux Piments on 10 December 2014.
Over 150 Senior Leaders, business executives and decision makers attended the Award Ceremony annually besides bureaucrats from various Countries. It aims to showcase achievers and leaders who have demonstrated leadership capabilities in creating business opportunities by which growth and development has occurred. The Event is organized for a professional cause to enable sharing of knowledge and experiences.
Ekandjo a leading HR expert in Namibia is credited "for his national efforts in transforming the Face of the HR profession in Namibia and where he works"
This is not the first feather in the cap for Ekandjo, in 2012 he was awarded the HR and Business Leadership Award at the Africa/India Partnership Summit. This was soon followed up with the coveted HR Leadership Award by the World Human Resource Development Congress in February 2013.
Aristotle once told us that “the whole is more than the sum of its parts’, this is certainly true when it comes the practice of Human Resources, an organizations cannot build a good team of working professional without a good human resources set up. It is not just enough to having all managers fully understanding the organization’s documented
Business Plan but this should be underpinned by a strong skill set as identified by the HR audits within the organization.” Said Ekandjo
I am therefore honoured to be bestowed this exceptional award from the Africa Leadership Awards as recognition to my commitment to the profession of HR as well as those around me in the profession. I am therefore accepting this not just on my own behalf but also on behalf of my country Namibia and the profession of HR and MTC for its persistent pursuit to the cause of excellence”.
Ekandjo holds a Masters in Business Leadership from UNISA, Masters in HR and B: Tech Degree in Human Resource Management and a National Diploma in Human Resource Management through Peninsula Technikon in Cape Town. He has worked across Africa with large multinational such as Sanlam South Africa, Shell Uganda, Shell Mozambique, Togo, Morocco and Botswana. He is also the President of the Institute of People Management (IPM) Namibia, and institution he helped founded to chart the path of Human Resources and development of HR into a composite skills industry in Namibia.