Standard Bank Namibia's chief executive officer Vetumbuavi Mungunda was awarded the Institute of People Management managing director of the year award.
Mungunda was conferred the award at the IPM excellence gala dinner on Tuesday.
He earned the recognition after going the extra mile in driving the human resources (HR) strategy from the top, and for having successfully championed and acted as an ambassador in promoting the strategic people management agenda in his organisation.
Meanwhile, Francis Kawana, the HR manager at Novanam, walked away with the IPM HR director of the year award for his commitment to the HR profession at executive level.
Liezl Timbo (HR manager at the Environmental Investment Fund) was awarded the IPM HR practitioner of the year award, while Imogen Angermund (reward consulting manager at PwC) received the IPM HR business partner of the year award.
Telecom Namibia was recognised as the IPM company employing most interns, while the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund walked away with the IPM award for the company employing most persons who are differently abled. Team Namibia was awarded the IPM best exhibitor award.
Claire Mawisa, the guest speaker at the dinner, encouraged people to believe in themselves, their dreams and aspirations.
IPM president Tim Ekandjo described the 8th IPM conference as a resounding success, and underscored the significance of the journey towards the professionalism of the HR profession.