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NIP gets new boss

NIP gets new boss

Staff Reporter


AFTER nearly two years without a Chief Executive Officer, Namibia’s largest diagnostic pathology service provider, the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) yesterday afternoon announced that its board has appointed Laura Kapenaurue Tjombonde as it’s new CEO.


Tjombonde’s appointment is effective 1 February 2021.


She replaces David Uirab, who has been acting in the position since 2019 when Augustinus Katiti, the former CEO, was fired on maladministration allegations.


Chief Executive Officer Namibia Institute Pathology NIP Laura Kapenaurue Tjombonde CEO
NEW VENTURES: Laura Kapenaururue Tjombonde. Photo: Courtesy of the NIP


Tjombonde holds a Master’s degree in Business and Law from the Bucerius Law School in Germany, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of South Africa, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Company Direction from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology in South Africa and a Diploma in Nursing Science from the University of Namibia.


Tjombonde is currently the Executive of Business Registration Services at the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA).


She has over 7 years of experience at executive management level, including the Chief Corporate Affairs role at Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund.


She currently serves as a member of the Council of the University of Namibia.

“The NIP Board, Management and staff are excited to welcome Ms Tjombode to lead the NIP and pledge her our full support to transform NIP in becoming a sustainable enterprise and a pathology service provider of choice. We would like to thank all the applicants who have shown an interest in the CEO position at the NIP” Bryan Eiseb, the Chairperson of the NIP Board of Directors, said.


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