Namibia: Governance Institute Appoints Cloete As Head

22 April 2021

The Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance (NICG) has appointed corporate governance expert, Vincia Cloete as executive director with effect from 1 April 2021.

The NICG, whose purpose is to enhance sound corporate governance practices, was established during 2016 by a group of like-minded directors, captains of industry and governance practitioners. The entity has grown in leaps and bounds and has seen its corporate membership grow phenomenally over the years.

Cloete's professional experience of over a decade in the corporate legal industry has provided her the opportunity to understand and offer solutions to troubled, as well as functional boards and organisations alike, and she said she is honoured to take up the challenge of leading the governance institute. Cloete is a governance and legal practitioner, with the right of appearance in the High Court of Namibia.

She serves as a director on Lithon Impact Capital (Pty) Ltd, Mcube Investments One Limited, and The Namibian Ports Authority boards. She also serves on the Law Society of Namibia Legal Ethics and Investigatory Committee, on the SADC Lawyers Association (SADC LA) as an Exco and council member, and is a member of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) Academy Accreditation Committee and Governance Sub-committee.

Cloete's educational background includes a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (Cum Laude) from Stellenbosch University; and LL B, B Juris and B Accounting degrees from the University of Namibia. Her appointment as ED of NICG was announced by the institution's chairman, Escher Luanda.

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