Nangula Uaandja



Title: Country Senior Partner
   
Area 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 16 years experience in auditing and has served as partner on the audits of various institutions, public entities, corporate, energy and utilities and donor-funded clients. 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 and presentations on the roles and responsibilities of directors and a host of other relevant topics.

Amongst her other responsibilities, she is an Assurance Partner in charge of our Public and Energy and Utilities sectors and also assumes responsibilities for the firm’s Learning and Education and Human Capital departments. 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). Nangula is also a board member of the PwC Southern Africa Governing Board and is currently the chairperson of the African Leadership Institute.

In her personal capacity, Nangula has been a trainer of John Maxwell’s “Million Leader Mandate” from 2004 to date, an elder in and Sunday school 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.

She was also appointed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia in 2005 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.