The Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) is a Namibian Think Tank conducting research and providing public policy advisory services. The Association also organizes public discussion forums on topical issues in order to inform the broader public and stimulate public debates on current issues. Moreover, the EAN has established an online document repository accessible through its website that provides access to relevant socio-economic research reports and official documents.
Board of Directors
Jason Kasuto is founder and managing partner of Monasa Advisory & Associates (Monasa), a Namibian advisory firm specializing in Research, ESG, and Advisory services.
Jason is a socio-economic development expert with over 10 years of extensive experience in this field, advising clients from both public and private sector including Government Institution Pension Fund (GIPF) and Old Mutual Foundation To provide guidance and mentorship to students, Jason founded and chairs the Nedbank Namibia Career Exhibition, the largest student career exposure platform aimed at creating an interactive environment for students to connect with prospective employers. In 2019, Jason was appointed by the President of the Republic of Namibia as a member of the High-Level Panel on the Namibian Economy.
Jesaya is an investment professional with a passion for social activism, entrepreneurship and human development. He possesses a valuable understanding of the linkages between public, private and civic organisations. Professionally Jesaya has worked in bank treasury management, private equity/venture capital and investment advisory. He has an interest in development economics, investments and deal structuring. He is also a keen angel investor and serves on the board of a number of start-ups. Jesaya is also involved in the leadership of a number of civic organisations aimed at improving the social and economic outcomes of Namibia. These include Physically Active Youth (PAY), I-Inspire Movement, Auas Rotary Club and Namibia Business Angels Network (NABAN).
Michele is an investment professional with 7 years’ experience in the Namibian industry. She has a BCom Degree in Economics, Risk- and Investment-Management as well as a BCom Honours Degree in Risk Management, both from the North West University in South Africa. Michele started her career in Namibia as an Investment Consultant to an association of financial advisors, providing market and economic research to the team, as well as co-managing six fund-of-funds’. She is currently working as a Research Analyst, covering economic developments as well as local primary listed stocks. Michele is a nature-lover with a sincere appreciation and concern for Namibia’s unique and spectacular wildlife and natural environment.
Indileni Nanghonga is a Junior Economist at Simonis Storm Securities, having joined the firm as a Trainee Economist and later served as a Trainee Analyst. Her main duties at Simonis Storm include but not limited to analysis and reporting of macroeconomic data locally, regionally and globally. Nanghonga received her Bachelor of Economics Degree in Economics from Namibia’s University of Science and Technology (NUST). In addition, she did a short course at Udemy and obtained a Certificate in Financial Coaching in 2019. She is also a member of the speech craft at Tarentaal Toastmasters Club and is currently reading for her Bachelor of Honours Degree in Economics at NUST.
Nesdha de Jongh
Nesdha De Jongh is the Group Compliance Manager of Letshego Namibia. He has over 3 years regulator experience being employed at NAMFISA and over 4 years experience in the banking industry (FNB, Nedbank and Letshego). He possess a Post-graduate diploma in Compliance from University of Johannesburg, B.Tech Economics degree (distinction) from University of Science and technology of Namibia, Advance Diploma in Banking Finance and Credit and several certificates from University of Cape Town in Risk Management, Leadership and Business. He is currently pursuing a MDP at University of Stellenbosch.
Ngari Tjejamba has been a proud member of the Economic Association of Namibia since 2016. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Australia, Ngari has a lifelong passion for economics and a fascination for Modern Monetary Theory. Currently working as a Program Manager for a Swiss based Tech-Ed company he has previously worked as Economic Trade Analyst at the Namibian High Commission in New Delhi, India & over 5 years as a Business Analyst, Entrepreneur & Finance Administration Manager in Namibia.
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