TransNamib to interview CEO candidates next month

26 Mar 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 26 MAR (NAMPA) – The TransNamib Board of Directors plans to conduct the interviews for a new chief executive officer (CEO) early next month.
TransNamib Board Chairperson Paul Smit told Nampa in an interview on Friday the Board will get the list of candidates on 04 April 2017 and the interviews will be done the follow week.
“Hopefully we will soon get the right person who understands rail transport,” he said.
Smit said South African company Key Players Human Capital has been appointed to assist in the selection, interviewing and appointment of the new CEO.
He said the Board called for proposals from companies inside and outside Namibia and from these, the South African human capital services firm was selected to help with the recruitment of a CEO for the State-owned railway enterprise.
TransNamib’s Executive for Strategy and Stakeholder Management, Hippy Tjivikua has been acting as CEO since the suspension of Sara Naanda in October 2014.
Naanda was charged with breach of confidentiality, breach of trust and conflict of interest.
The two parties settled out of court in April 2016 after protracted negotiations.
Early this month Smit told this news agency the Board, with the support of Tjivikua and consultant Johan Piek, will right-size the company to become market competitive as from 01 April 2017.
Smit said non-core property will be sold to generate funds for capital requirements and for the right-sizing exercise, while other properties will be leveraged to generate necessary funding for operations.