Board of Commission

Chairperson: Joel Haikali

Mr. Haikali, representing the Filmmakers Association of Namibia, is an award-winning director, writer, producer, and actor. He holds a Master of Arts obtained at the University of Namibia, with his research focusing on the Namibian Film Industry.

Vice Chairperson: Nelao Haukongo

Ms. Haukongo represents the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration on the Board. With extensive academic and professional background in human resources, she holds a Bachelor of Technology in Human Resource Management obtained through Namibia’s University of Science and Technology.

Commissioner: Marinda Stein

A renowned writer, producer and director, Ms Stein represents the Filmmakers Association of Namibia on the Board. Her vast experience is cemented by her academic and professional achievements in Video Technology, obtained through the Durban University of Technology.

Commissioner: Ziegie Willemse

As Deputy Director: General Services in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Commissioner Willemse is an IT expert by profession, and holds an Honours in ICT Policy Regulation from the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Commissioner: Uatirohange Tjiuoro

Commissioner Tjiuoro represents the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) on the Board. Mr. Tjiuoro holds a bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He serves as a Control Warden in the Community-Based Natural Resource Management and Protected Areas division of the MET.

Florence Haifene

Executive Secretary: Florence Haifene

The NFC Executive Secretary communicates on behalf of the commission with stakeholders, government entities and the public; while also leading the development of the company’s short and long-term strategy.