Immanuel Ngatjizeko was born on May 30 1952.
He has been a Member of Parliament since 2000 and is currently the Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, since 2015. Before that he was the Minister of Safety and Security.
He was also Labour and Social Welfare Minister between 2008 and 2010 while he served as Minister of Trade and Industry from 2005 to 2008, as well as Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy from 2000 to 2005.
Completed Standard 10 at Augustineum College in Windhoek and holds a Diploma in Commerce and Administration from University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape 1974 – 1976.
Head of Finance Department at the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) 1980 – 1994; served as Swapo Party Organiser 1978 – 1980; Member of the Internal National Executive Committee before independence where he served as Acting Administrative Secretary 1978 – 1990; Swapo Party Secretariat where he served as Secretary for Finance since 1997; Member of Swapo Party Political Bureau since 2007; Member of Swapo Party Central Committee since 1991; Managing Director of Zebra Holdings 1994 – 1997; Director General of the National Planning Commission 2003 – 2005.
Politics and economic issues.