Board of Directors

  • Dinna405
    (Chairperson)
    Dr Diina Shuuluka
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    Dr Diina Shuuluka (Chairperson)

    Dr. Shuuluka is the Board Chairperson at Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Marine Botany with the University of Cape Town, a Master of Science (Algae Biotechnology) with the University of Namibia, and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology) with the University of Namibia. Dr. Shuuluka is the General Manager of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Coordination & Support at the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST). 

  • (Vice-Chairperson)
    Stephen van Rhyn

    Stephen van Rhyn (Vice-Chairperson)

    Mr Van Rhyn is the Vice-Chairperson at the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Management College of South Africa and a Post Graduate in Management. He has also completed a Management Development Programme and a Senior Management Programme with the University of South Africa. Currently, he is a Chief Information Officer at Nedbank Namibia.

  • pasl
    (Director)
    Dr Petrina Kapewangolo
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    Dr Petrina Kapewangolo (Director)

    Dr. Kapewangolo is a director at the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry with the University of Pretoria, Master of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry with the University of Namibia, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Molecular and Physiological Biology with the University of Namibia, specialized in HIV-1 Drug discovery, tissue culturing (cytotoxicity), inflammatory (cytokines), antioxidant, and anticancer research. Currently, Dr. Kapewangolo is a Lecturer: Chemistry & Biochemistry department in the Faculty of Science at the University of Namibia.

  • fan
    (Director)
    Fanuel Himeekaurika Tjivau
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    Fanuel Himeekaurika Tjivau (Director)

    Mr Tjivau is a director at the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He a holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Namibia, an Honors Bcomt/CTA with the University of the Western Cape and a Masters of Business Administration with the University of Stellenbosch. He is presently a managing partner at FH Tjivau & Partners.

  • fanuel
    (Director)
    Aina Avafia
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    Aina Avafia (Director)

    Mrs Avafia is a director at the Namibian Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with the University of Namibia, an Honors Bcomt/CTA with the University of the Western Cape and a Masters of Business Administration with the University of Stellenbosch. Avafia is also registered as a Chartered Accountant in Namibia and South Africa, at the respective Institutes of Chartered Accountants. At the moment, Aina N. Avafia is HR Manager at First National Bank of Namibia.

  • mandela
    (Director)
    Mandela Asser Kapere
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    Mandela Asser Kapere (Director)

    Mr Kapere is a director at the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Masters Degree in Energy and Sustainable Studies with the University of Cambria in UK, a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and History at the University of Namibia as well as a Certificate in African Development and Institutions from the Coady Institute at St. Xavier Francis University. Kapere now holds the Executive Chairperson position at the National Youth Council of Namibia. 

  • lll
    (Director)
    Frans M. Kwala
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    Frans M. Kwala (Director)

    Mr Kwala is a director at the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Law with the University of Western Cape and is the director of Kwala and Company Inc. 

Executive Management

  • kati
    (Chief Executive Officer)
    Augustinus Katiti
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    Augustinus Katiti (Chief Executive Officer)

    Mr Katiti is the Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Scotland) and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Commonwealth University.

  • jen
    (Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer)
    Jennifer Kauapirura
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    Jennifer Kauapirura (Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer)

    Mrs Kauapirura-Hewicke is the Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree specializing in General and Strategic Business Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and a BTec National Diploma in Medical Laboratories from the Oxford College of Further Education in the UK.

  • cleo
    (Chief Financial Officer)
    Cleophas Mbahijona
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    Cleophas Mbahijona (Chief Financial Officer)

    Mr Mbahijona is the Chief Financial Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Masters in Business Management degree from the University of Namibia, an Honors Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Namibia as well as a degree in Management Development from the University of Stellenbosch.

  • mon
    (Chief Human Capital Officer)
    Monika Pendukeni
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    Monika Pendukeni (Chief Human Capital Officer)

    Mrs Pendukeni is the Chief Human Capital Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health, specializing in Human Resources for health from the University of the Western Cape.

  • her
    (Chief Operations Officer)
    Harold Kaura
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    Harold Kaura (Chief Operations Officer)

    Mr Kaura is the Chief Operations Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. He holds a Master's of Science and Bachelor of Science from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA.

  • val
    (Chief Technology Officer)
    Valerie Garises
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    Valerie Garises (Chief Technology Officer)

    Ms Valerie Garises is the Chief Technology Officer of Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Management Strategy from the University of Namibia and a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Science and Technology. She has additionally obtained certificates in CIO, Corporate Governance and Project Management.