Nangula Uaandja

Title: Country Senior Partner  
Areas of Expertise: Corporate and Public Sector Auditing
Audit of Donor Funded Organisations
Audit of financial services clients
Audit of Oil and Gas Clients
Presenting training on IFRS, directors and other topics
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
Coaching and mentoring
Public Motivational speaking
 
Qualifications:   Chartered Accountant (Namibia/South Africa)
B.Compt Hons - University of South Africa
B.Compt (cum laude) – University of Namibia
 

Nangula is the Country Senior Partner of PwC Namibia, has over 18 years’ experience in auditing and has served as partner on audits of various financial services institutions, state owned enterprises, energy and utilities as well donor-funded organisations. She has also been involved in non-audit work such as fraud investigation, assisting clients with budgetary processes, the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, presentations on the roles and responsibilities of directors and a host of other relevant topics. In May 2015, Nangula was honoured to lead the team that prepared the voluntary asset disclosures of the President of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr. Hage Geingob and First Lady, Ms. Monica Geingos.

In addition to her primary responsibility of managing day to day activity of the firm, she is an Assurance Partner in charge of our Public Sectors and also assumes responsibilities for the firm’s Human Capital department. To this end, she is responsible for identifying potential students, especially from previously disadvantaged groups for bursary allocation and frequently conducts personal interviews with candidates to offer them employment.

Her professional memberships and experience include the following: From 2006 - 2008, Nangula was the first black and first female President of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) and has also served on various sub-committees of ICAN since 2002. From 2004 -2010 she served as a member of the Public Accountant’s and Auditors Board and has been Patron of the University of Namibia Accounting Society from 2003 to present. Nangula served as a member of the Tax Court Appeal for over five years. She was appointed as a member of the first Public Office Bearers’ Remuneration and Benefits Committee by the President of the Republic of Namibia from 2006-2009. In 2010 she represented ICAN on the board of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA). Until June 2015, Nangula represented the Namibian Firm at the PwC South African Firm’s Governing Board meetings which she attended by invitation. She is also a member of the board of Men on the side of the Road and is currently also the chairperson of the African Leadership Institute, where she also serves as one of the presenters.

In her personal capacity, Nangula has been a trainer of John Maxwell’s “Million Leader Mandate” from 2004 to date, an elder and teacher at Christ’s Love Ministries. In terms of academic achievements, Nangula was UNAM’s best non-final year student in the Faculty of Economics and Management Science in 1995, UNAM’s best student of the year in 1996 awarded the Vice Chancellor’s medal. In 1998, she was the first black female Namibian to pass the Final Qualifying Examination for Chartered Accountants and subsequent thereto, became the first black female Namibian Chartered Accountant. In 2002, she became the first black female Namibian to be appointed as audit partner at one of the “Big Four” professional services firms in the world. In addition Nangula is a member of the Europe/Africa BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum and Alumni of Haggai Leadership Institute.

She was also named as newsmaker of the year for 2002 by the Prime Minister of Namibia and offered the position of Auditor General by the President. In 2005, she was appointed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia as one of three members to shortlist and interview candidates for the positions of Director and Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Similarly, she served on the interview panel for the position of Deputy Auditor-General. In 2011, Nangula was named The Namibian Economist Business Woman of the Year.