18 Jul 2013 09:40
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) - The Motor-Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund's current Chief Operations Officer, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku has been appointed as the fund?s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Martins-Hausiku commences her duties as CEO from 01 October this year, replacing Jerry Muadinohamba, whose contract expires in January 2014.
Her contract is effective for the next five years.
In a media statement issued here on Thursday, the MVA Fund's Chief of Corporate Affairs, Stephen Tjiuoro said this appointment follows an extensive recruitment process by the fund?s Board and concurrence of the outcome by the Minister of Works and Transport, and subsequent approval by Cabinet.
?The Board is confident that we have found the right person to lead the MVA Fund to the next level of organisational excellence. Martins-Hausiku is an accomplished leader, with a proven track record and invaluable knowledge and understanding of the fund's business,? he noted.
Tjiuoro said with more than six years of executive leadership experience, Martins-Hausiku brings a wealth of relevant industry expertise to her new role, having served the fund in various positions in the last eight years.
In Martins-Hausiku's current role as Chief Operations Officer, she leads the teams responsible for claims management, serious injury management and rehabilitation, accident and injury prevention, the call centre, and medical provider stakeholder relations? management.
?With her unique mix of skills, experience and passion, she is well-poised to lead this great institution, and secure its continued future success,? said Tjiuoro.
Martins-Hausiku joined the fund in October 2004 as a corporate relations? officer and in October 2006, she was appointed as Manager for Corporate Affairs, a position she held until March 2007 before being promoted to Chief of Corporate Affairs responsible for corporate communications, public education and accident and injury prevention.
In September 2010, she was appointed as the Chief Operations Officer, the post which she currently holds.
Martins-Hausiku holds a Master?s in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa (UNISA)?s School of Business Leadership; a Master of Arts degree in Culture, Communication and Media Studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa; and a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies from the University of Namibia (Unam).
She also holds a certificate in finance and accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand?s business school in South Africa.