Shaanika steps down as chairperson of Team Namibia

23 Jun 2015 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JUN (NAMPA) - Tarah Shaanika has stepped down as chairperson of the Team Namibia Board of Directors.
Shaanika, who is also the chief executive officer of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), did not avail himself for re-election on the Team Namibia Board of Directors.
The elections coincide with Team Namibia’s annual general meeting (AGM) underway in Windhoek.
“Having led Team Namibia since its inception (in 2003) and having witnessed some noble work and achievements by this organisation, I believe that the organisation has reached a stage where a change in leadership is required,” he said during the AGM.
Shaanika said in stepping down from his role as chairperson and director of the Team Namibia, he looks back with a sense of pride and satisfaction to the turbulent but rewarding journey he had travelled with the organisation.
“My departure from the Board does not any way mean the end of my involvement with Team Namibia.
“It is important to note that the NCCI, which I am still heading, is a founding institution of this organisation and it remains a strategic stakeholder with a guaranteed seat on the Board of Directors of Team Namibia at all times as per the Constitution,” he said.
Shaanika noted that he will still be involved in the work of Team Namibia from time to time, albeit outside the Board.
The NCCI Board of Directors has nominated Robby Amadhila to fill the NCCI seat on the Board.
Amadhila, who is an entrepreneur, is a long-serving member of the NCCI Board.
Shaanika's stepping down coincides with the departure of Team Namibia CEO Daisry Mathias.
Mathias will step down on 15 July, almost a year after taking up the position on 17 July 2014.
This year's AGM is taking place under the theme 'Local procurement - Catalyst for Growth at Home'.
The one-day meeting was set to launch the organisation's annual financial report and elect Board members.