Monica Geingos First Namibian Speaker At ‘Masters of Success’

AFTER a host of African guests for MTC’s ‘Masters of Success’ series, Monica Geingos was announced as the first Namibian speaker.

The series focuses on guests who are inspirational and successful in different spheres.

The First Lady will make her much anticipated appearance on Tuesday, 30 June at 19h00 at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN), which will be broadcast on NBC TV on 5 July.

“We are very excited to have our First Lady as the first Namibian on the talk show. I know that our people have been yearning to see a Namibian on the show and we did implore for patience. Our First Lady is a remarkable individual and those planning to attend the show can look forward to nothing but pure inspiration,” said Tim Ekandjo.

Monica Geingos is the director and minority shareholder of Stimulus, Pointbreak and Ebank. As a consequence of becoming First Lady, she has relinquished her full time role as managing director of Stimulus and has also resigned from the public and private sector boards on which she served.

Aged 38, she holds two legal degrees, a BJuris and LLB, although she spent most of her professional life in the financial sector.

Geingos previously worked for an investment bank where she headed aisory services and aised on the structuring and financing of Black Economic Empowerment transactions as well as management and leveraged buy-outs.

Corporate finance activities also fell under her portfolio which included capital raising activities as well as the underwriting of mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

Geingos has received numerous merit awards, including, the Namibia Chamber of Commerce award as the ‘Namibian Business Personality of the Year’, the ‘Most Innovative Entrepreneur’ award from the University of Potchefstroom (South Africa) and Polytechnic of Namibia. She is also a member of the Crans Montana Forum of global young leaders and a recipient of the Fortune 500 Global Women’s Mentoring Programme. She is also a laureate of the Namibian Business Hall of Fame. The former president of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba, awarded her National Honours for ‘Most Distinguished Order of Namibia’ for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of Namibia.

Previous guests of the show were Nigerian actor Nkem Owoh, South Africa’s ‘People’s Poet’ Mwakhe Mbuli, South African media personality Bonang Matheba and South African 20-year-old doctor Sandile Kubheka.

This will be Geingos’ first local public speaking appearance since becoming First Lady in March. Tickets for the show are available from the NTN as from 12 June. Tickets to the show are free but you must collect your ticket from the NTN box office. “We have realised from previous shows that people would come and collect and not turn up for the show, meaning they would rob somebody else of an opportunity to watch the show by holding onto the ticket.

“We therefore implore the public to bring back the tickets if they change their minds about coming to the show so that we afford others an opportunity since seats are limited,” said Ekandjo.

Source : The Namibian