About me

Sven is the Chief Financial Officer for Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF)

Personal details:

·                  Born 14 October 1969 in Grahamstown, South Africa.

·                  Married, with 4 children

·                  German National with Permanent Residence in Namibia (since 1974)

·                  Home language German, fluent in English and Afrikaans.


·                  School: Deutsche Oberschule Swakopmund (1987)

·                  University of Cape Town: B. Bus. Sc. (Business Finance) (1992)

·                  Unisa: B. Compt (Hons) (1994)

Registered with:

·                  Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia, (1996)

·                  South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), (1996)

·                  Public Accountants and Auditors Board of Namibia (1996)

·                  Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Southern Africa (ICSA) (2003).


·                  Training Contract with Coopers & Lybrand and was promoted to Audit manager (1993 – May 1997)

·                  In June 1997 joined Commercial Bank of Namibia, as Assistant Manager: Financial Planning and Controlling, then in September 2000 as Manager: Treasury and part of Senior Management of the Bank

·                  In October 2003 moved to FNB Namibia Holdings Limited as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

·                  In June 2004, became Head of Finance at Standard Bank Namibia and also Company Secretary from August 2004 until September 2006. In February 2007 became Senior Manager: Investment Banking in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Standard Bank Namibia. In addition, occupied the position Head: Global Markets from April 2007 to September 2008.

·                  In November 2008, took up the position of Country Finance Manager with Shell Namibia Limited (Vivo Energy Namibia Limited from October 2012)

·                  From October 2013 to July 2015, General Manager: Finance & Administration at the Namibia Training Authority.

·                  Since August 2015, Chief Financial Officer, Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF)

Honorary positions:

·                  Arbeits- und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia (AGDS) – Director

·                  Projekt Lilie – Curator

·                  Parents Association of 5th Windhoek Scout group - Chairman

·                  Scouts of Namibia - Finance Committee member

·                  Letshego Namibia Financial Services (Pty) Ltd – Director (since November 2015)

Past Honorary Positions

·                  Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) – Board Member, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Listings Committee

·                  Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) – School Board Member and Director

·                  Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)  - Namibian Branch - Honorary Secretary and Treasurer

·                  Shell Namibia Retirement Fund - Chairman

·                  Standard Bank Namibia Retirement Fund – Chairman

·                  Commercial Bank of Namibia Retirement Fund - Trustee

·                  NSFAF - Finance Committee member

·                  NIPAM – Training and Development Board member (ex-officio NTA)

·                  DHPS Retirement Fund – Trustee