The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has appointed Tania Hangula as member and chairperson of
its board of directors. Hangula, an entrepreneur, joins a line of businesswomen who previously served on the board of DBN. Hangula, who has extensive administration experience in the public sector, is currently the executive director for business development at Arandis Mining Services.
She played a significant role in transforming the company from a family owned business to a mainstream company. She is also a managing member of Umoja Trading Enterprises, which is a company with an interest in the
Namibian petroleum industry and other business sectors.
Talking about her appointment as chairperson of DBN, Hangula said: “My aspirations are to promote the values of good corporate governance, and to make a valuable contribution towards the socio-economic development of
this country.” On professionalism, she described her personal approach thus: “I am committed to the virtues
of fairness and integrity, and I believe that teamwork is important if you want to reach positive results.”
Hangula currently holds a National Diploma in Commerce from the Polytechnic of Namibia and a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Cape Town. She also completed the Women in Leadership Program at the University of Cape Town, the Management Development Program at the University of Stellenbosch, as well as the
Director Development Program at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in South Africa.