Ambassador Iipumbu new Chief of Protocol
02 Aug 2016 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 02 AUG (NAMPA) - Ambassador Leonard Iipumbu, former Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Bank of Namibia, is now Namibia's Chief of Protocol.
President Hage Geingob appointed Iipumbu as Chief of Protocol and the Consular Department effective from 01 August 2016 in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation.
He replaces Ambassador Neville Gertze, who served as Chief of Protocol since March last year and has now been assigned to other diplomatic duties.
A media statement issued by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation on Tuesday said Iipumbu has served Namibia on diplomatic missions in France and Washington D.C. as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Iipumbu joined Agribank in February 2005 and his contract there ended on 31 July 2016.
It is reported that under Iipumbu's leadership, the growth and performance of Agribanks loan book averaged 8,5 per cent over a period of 10 years and its net worth increased from N.dollars 672 million in 2004 to N.dollars 1.8 billion in 2014.
A former senior manager at Old Mutual Namibia, Sakaria Nghikembua was last week appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Bank of Namibia.