Prototyping Week - 29 October 2012

During the 1st day PwC's global experts shared characteristics, challenges and success stories of model SOEs in countries such as Singapore, Luxembourg, Sweden and South Africa; allowing the participants to draw parallels and lead discussions on best practice that may suit the Namibian context.

In her opening address the Minister of Finance, Hon. Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila urged SOEs to embrace the reduced boundaries between learning, knowledge generation and application as created through globalization; and take advantage of the increased opportunities to accessing and exchanging global knowledge.

Welcome & introduction

Nangula Uaandja
PwC Namibia, Managing Director

Nangula is the Managing Director of PwC Namibia. Nangula also holds the distinction of being named the Namibian 2011 Businesswoman of the Year.

Setting the Stage

Hon. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Minister of Finance, Namibia

How can SEOs best embrace efficient management of their human, capital and ICT recources to enhance their development role.

Why are we here?

Jan Sturesson
PwC, Global Leader – Government & Public Services

Jan Sturesson is a senior government and private sector advisor with a depth of experience in holistic and sustainable city and regional development, corporate governance, strategic development and leadership.

Laurent Probst
PwC, Global Leader – Regional Innovation Ecosystem Network

Laurent leads the Research & Development Activities Unit of PwC Luxembourg. He specialised over the last 7 years in Economic development initiatives for governments and regions and high growth companies.

Namibia's Intellectual Capital

Professor Leif Edvinsson
Lund University, Professor

Leif Edvinsson initiated the creation of the world's first public corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report. Leif has acted as a Special Advisor to the Swedish government.

Transforming Namibia through transforming SOEs

Jan Sturesson
PwC, Global Leader – Government & Public Services

"Providing the efficient delivery of quality services at affordable & sustainable prices while remaining profitable"

SOEs in South Africa

Dr Andrew Shaw
Minister of Finance, Namibia

Market failure theory, the economic downturn, coupled with prevailing political ideologies, resulted in governments seeing their role as being critical in developing and maintaining key economic infrastructure through ownership of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs)

SOEs in Singapore

Sarah Lidé
PwC, Manager

Sarah Lidé is an advisor with PwC and has been actively involved in projects related to intellectual capital and regional innovation and development.

Luxembourg's transformative experience

Jean-Louis Schiltz
Schiltz & Schiltz

Jean–Louis is a lawyer and a professor at Luxembourg University, where he teaches internet and telecommunication law. He a member of the Broadband Commission of the United Nations. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Minister in Luxembourg in charge of media and telecommunications.

Presentation not available

SOEs in Sweden

Jan Sturesson
PwC, Global Leader – Government & Public Services

  • Overall objective is value generation and, where applicable, ensure that specially commissioned public assignments are carried out.
  • Value creation involves a long-term approach, efficiency, profitability, development capacity and sustainable taking of environmental and social responsibility.
  • Responsible Minister: Minister for Financial Markets, Peter Norman

From good examples to practical execution

Jan Sturesson
PwC, Global Leader – Government & Public Services

Laurent Probst
PwC, Global Leader – Regional Innovation Ecosystem Network