Ally AngulaAlly Angula


Namibia

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Entrepreneur

Occupational Position: Ally currently serves in the following roles: Managing Director - Leap Holdings (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiaries as well Expert Public Finance Management and Financial Reporting: Ministry of Finance (Government of Namibia) Board Member of various boards of both listed and unlisted Namibian companies including the Reserve Bank of Namibia

Projects


Ally launched the Dream Namibia Launchpad which invites every quarter business plans from aspiring entrepreneurs. The Launchpad has a panel made up of Partners at Private Equity firms, VC firms, bankers and angel investors. The panel review and provide detailed feedback to the aspiring entrepreneur so that they are one step closer to making their dreams a reality. The Launchpad jam sessions are held once a quarter.

Professional History


Ally is a Chartered Accountant registered with both SAICA in South Africa and ICAN in Namibia. She was admitted to the KPMG Partnership in Namibia as an Assurance Partner on 1 September 2006. She retired from KPMG during 2013, February to form a company called Leap Holdings (formerly Leap Investments). Leap Holdings (formerly Leap Investments) holds interests in farming, manufacturing and retailing subsidiaries. Ally served as a Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Namibia (ICAN) and as a Board member of the National Qualifications Authority appointed by the Minister of Education. She currently serves as non-executive director for the Bank of Namibia (The Reserve Bank of Namibia), Old Mutual Life Assurance (Namibia), Rio Tinto's Rossing Uranium Limited Mine in Namibia, Oryx Properties Limited (a NSX primary listed company); as Vice Chairperson for Namibia's Petroleum Company - Namcor and is Chairman of Namcor Trading. Ally is the Founding Curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Windhoek Hub as well as an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow. Ally chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of the following boards that she serve on; Bank of Namibia (Namibia

Qualifications


Bachelor of Accounting (Honors)

Programs


2013 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Peter Wilson
10 February 2017

There were 283 nominations of Africa’s finest young leaders from over 30 countries for the 2017 Tutu Leadership Fellowship, which starts on 22nd April. Applications closed on 15th January 2017.  Since then, a selection panel of past Fellows and AFLI Board Members have been working tirelessly to draw up a short list of candidates for final evaluation by the selection panel. The short list of 52 candidates was finalised on 7th February, and the plan is for the final selection of the 2017 Tutu Fellows to be agreed upon by the AFLI Board at the end of February. Only 17 candidates are finally selected.

Norman Smit
07 February 2017

The Bertha Centre, which is run by 2013 Tutu Fellow Dr. Francois Bonnici, has been profiled as one of the top five university-based social impact centres in the world.  The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the University of Cape Town and is part of the Graduate School of Business.  The nonprofit organisation the Bridgespan Group published the report which was done by the Skoll Foundation

Norman Smit
02 February 2017

2014 Tutu Fellow Isaac Fokuo has written a thought piece for African Business in which he considers the potential impact of China on Africa, not from the typical perspective of trade or infrastructure, but in terms of education. Fokuo, who is the co-founder of the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence makes the point that higher education is one sector that could benefit from greater involvement by China.  One area in which the impact could be profound is in the area of technical and vocational training. 

Norman Smit
30 January 2017

A film dedicated to telling the story of the Chibok girls kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram is being premiered at the Sundance film festival this month. Waiting for Hassana tells the story of the kidnapping through the eyes of one of the girls - named Jessica - who escaped from Boko Haram. 2015 Tutu Fellow Uzodinma Iweala produced the documentary after being encouraged to do so by his mother.  Waiting for Hassana is the first Nigerian production ever selected to debut at the prestigious international film festival.


A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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