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Saurabh Suneja


Mr Saurabh Suneja has 12 years of experience in the fields of Public Private Partnerships, regional infrastructure planning, developing and advising on policies & regulations related to infrastructure, contract management and negotiations, feasibility assessment, risk analysis, investment strategy, bid & transaction advisory, and capacity building. Saurabh has worked in both the private and public sectors, and have experience of working in 12 countries in Asia and Africa. Saurabh presently serves as the Director (and head) of the PPP Unit at the Ministry of Finance in Namibia. His key responsibilities include coordination of PPP policy and regulatory actions in the country and the efficient review and approval of PPP projects by the MoF. He extensively engages with government ministries and other public bodies to assist in bringing credible PPP projects to market. His responsibilities also include planning and organization of PPP capacity building programs in Namibia, and coordination with development partners on PPPs related initiatives in the country. Previously as part of the infrastructure consulting business of CRISIL Limited (India, a Standard & Poor’s company) - Saurabh led consulting assignments in a range of infrastructure sectors, and advised both private and public sector clients. For majority of consulting engagements, in addition to undertaking core analytical work, he functioned as the assignment engagement manager with overall responsibility of delivery of outputs to the client. Several of the engagements that he has worked on have led to positive


Elifas Luaanda

Deputy Director

Mr. Luaanda is a co-founder of the Public Private Partnership Directorate at the Ministry of Finance, Namibia, and Prior to joining PPP Directorate, Mr. Luaanda worked at Motor Vehicle Accident Fund at management level, Office of The Auditor General, Namibia Red Cross Society, Johnny and Penny Group of Company. Mr. Luaanda has over 12 years of experience ranging from property and procurement management, corporate finance, infrastructure finance, business project proposal, auditing, farming, debt collection and Insurance. Mr. Luaanda has a Bachelor of Accounting, Postgraduate in Internal Auditing, both obtained from the University of Namibia and a Master in Development Finance (Thesis: Feasibility of PPP in financing infrastructure development in Namibia) and Management Development Program obtained from the Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. He was part of the project team that implemented an Integrated Management System for Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, part of the team working on the development of affordable housing PPP project with the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development. He has attended various courses on leadership locally and international. He has attended Infrastructure in Market Economy and Ministerial Leadership in Health courses offered by Harvard Kennedy School and other courses on PPP.



Rauna Mukumangeni



Ms. Rauna Mukumangeni has 12 years’ experience in a variety of fields such as economic research, fisheries management, investment promotion, project appraisal, policy analysis, administration and real estate. Currently she is a Deputy Director within the Division of Project Appraisal in the Directorate of PPP. Previously she worked at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) as an Economist and later as a Chief Economist before she transferred to the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Small Medium Enterprises (MITSMED) in the same position. At MFMR, she was involved daily in the management of quotas and fishing rights. She also served two consecutive terms as the Secretary to the Marine Resources Advisory Council, a body that advises the Minister on fisheries matters. At MITSMED, her duties among others included promoting Namibia as a preferable destination for investment, appraising, analyzing and profiling of marketable projects for promotion by the Government. Her academic qualifications include a Masters in International Economic Policy and Analysis acquired at the University of Westminster, Masters of Business Administration from the Management College of Southern Africa, a Programme in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from UNISA; Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Namibia. Additionally, she is a certified real estate agent. Ms. Mukumangeni is a seasoned traveller. She has travelled to more than 20 countries both privately and on official duty and has represented Namibia at international foras that include but are not limited to FAO, COFI and AGOA.


Johannes N. Shipepe

Chief Economist


Chief Economist, PPP Unit Johannes Shipepe recently joined the Ministry of Finance as a Chief Economist in the Public Private Partnership Unit. Before that he was working at the National Planning Commission as a National Development Advisor where he has spent over six years primarily responsible for the formulation of the Development Budget. He has extensive experience on Development Planning, the Development Budget Process and Project Planning and Management. He’s recent activities at the National Planning Commission include the drafting of Project appraisal guidelines for the appraisal of development projects in the government. Johannes completed his secondary education in Luderitz at the Luderitz Secondary School in 2005 and subsequently completed his degree in Economics with the Polytechnic of Namibia (2010). In 2014, Johannes completed his Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management with the University of London majoring in Project Appraisal, Privatization and Public Financial Management. Johannes has a keen interest in project assessment and has undergone a Project Appraisal and Risk Management course at the University of Duke, USA in 2015. Johannes is an avid reader and interested in economic and geo- political events.



Sofia N Shino

Senior Economist


Senior Economist, PPP Unit Sofia Shino have join Ministry of Finance as a Senior Economist at Public Private Partnership unit. She hold an honors degree in Economics from Namibia’s University of Science and Technology and a bachelor of science in Economics from Polytechnic of Namibia. She worked as a National Accounts statistician, for the Namibia Statistics Agency and National Planning Commission in the Central Bureau of Statistics. Her responsibilities were but not limited to the compilation of the Namibia’s gross domestic products and all other related macroeconomic statistics. She have been a member of the Macroeconomic working group that is responsible for the formulation of the Medium term framework that serve as a basis of the national budget estimates and a Committee member of the Namibia Economic Association. Sofia has intensive knowledge in modelling, both economic and financial analysis skill and good interpretation skill. She holds two awards as an overall best performer in the Namibia Statistics Agency in 2014 and the best performer in the Economic department in Namibia Statistics Agency in 2014. Sofia Is determined for professional growth and devote herself to contribute to the accelerated economic growth.


Lea Josaphat

Private Secretary

Lea Josaphat is the private secretary to the Director of Public Private Partnerships in Ministry of Finance. She is responsible for providing administration services necessary for the success of the directorate.  Prior to her current position Ms. Lea was appointed as an Office Administrator at Namibia University of Science and Technology under the Institutional Planning Department.

Ms Lea was responsible for the preparations of various meetings at all levels across the institution. She served as meetings administrator and took minutes at these meetings. Additionally, she also drafted action plans emanating from these meetings. Given Ms Lea's positive attitude and willingness to perform extra duties, she was assigned to revamp the Secretaries Forum blog, established to enhance communication amongst administrators. She drafted the vision and mission statements, identified, interviewed and wrote the success stories of staff.

 Ms Lea completed her High school in Windhoek at Dawid Bezuidenhout High School in 2011 and completed her Bachelor's degree in Office Management and Technology with the Namibia University of Science and Technology in 2014.