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The Board of Directors

EAN congratulates the new Board of Directors on their election at the EAN Annual General Meeting on 22 February 2017 and wishes them an exciting and fruitful tenure.

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Suta Kavari is an Economic Strategist employed as Special Assistant to the Minister for Economic Planning at the National Planning Commission. Prior to joining the NPC, Suta took a four month sabbatical volunteering at Beyond Reform & Development in Beirut, Lebanon. Before his sabbatical, Suta was Investment Strategist at Capricorn Asset Management, where he provided macroeconomic research which informed the portfolio management team’s investment strategy. Suta was also doubled as Economist for Bank Windhoek. Suta previously worked as a Risk Analyst for Bank Windhoek, focused on asset and liability management and balance sheet optimisation. Suta holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Risk Management from the North West University Potchefstroom. His interests include politics, social justice campaigns, enterprise development and the culinary arts.

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Lauren Davidson is an economist at the Chamber of Mines of Namibia where she is currently serving her fourth year. She is responsible for the compilation of statistics and information pertaining to the Namibian mining sector and the effective communication thereof among a diverse group of stakeholders. In addition, she has also provided input to various policy related matters affecting the sector. Lauren obtained her Bachelors of Commerce in 2009 at Rhodes University after which she successfully completed her Honours in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism at the same institution. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Management through the University of Birmingham.

Dylan van Wyk


Dylan van Wyk is a Research Analyst at IJG, where he provides macroeconomic and company specific research. Prior to joining IJG, he worked at Capricorn Asset Management as an Investment Analyst specialising in evaluation of equity and property securities. Dylan holds an Honours degree in Financial Analysis from the University of Stellenbosch and has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.



Jan-Barend Scheepers is the Project Manager for InnoSun Energy since 2015. With a B.Eng Honors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, he has spent the formative years of his career in conceptualizing, developing, designing and constructing various projects in Namibia. These projects were for both the public and private sectors across Namibia and include Sanitation, Water Reticulation, Residential Development, Roads and Intensive Soil-less Horticulture. His 2017 energy project portfolio, both in construction and operation, include over 30MW of Generation capacity, spread over several of Namibia’s first utility scale wind and solar parks.


Namene spent his formative years at the Namibia Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) conducting socio economic research, but now is the Group Economist at FNB Namibia, heading up the market and economic research function for the group.  To him, research is all about putting the economic pieces together in a way that allows stakeholders to make better business decisions.

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John Martin Mendelsohn was born years ago in Kenya, lived for a couple of decades in South Africa followed by the last three decades in Namibia. A PhD bought his formal training to an end, while his informal education is still pursued as much as possible. John is the self-employed owner of the company RAISON (Research and Information Services of Namibia), which offers research services in a number of fields, such as geography, biology, rural development and socioeconomic vulnerability. The results of many projects have been published as books (available from, most of which cover themes, geographical areas or river basins in Namibia, Angola, Botswana and assorted other African countries. The only contribution John can make to the world of economics comes from an abiding interest in the value of land and how families make a living.



Saara Mbili-Yetu Niitenge is a statistician under the Trade Statistics sub-division at the Namibia Statistics Agency. Previously she worked as an economist for the Resource Mobilisation Project, which is coimplemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Degree from the University of Namibia and has attended summer school at the University of California, Berkeley.


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