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

Norman Smit
06 April 2017

In this TEDx talk, Tutu Fellow Ed Mabaya talks about his childhood growing up in rural Zimbabwe and how it gave him the insight into the power of improved seed to provide a pathway out of poverty. He left the small family farm where he grew up. But when he returned, it was to the realisation that food security remains a problem for too many parts of rural Africa. Successful farmers are able to make enough money to invest in their children's educations. A key element to better farming outcomes is better seed.  Mabaya calls this improved seed the 'hunger buster 2.0'.  Climate smart varieties of non-GMO, conventionally-bred seed offer opportunities for bigger harvests.

Sello Hatang
01 April 2017

Nelson Mandela called him “a person of strong opinion and sharp insight”.

To all of us at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada is more than a hero of the South African liberation struggle. He is “Mr K” – a lovable and loving friend of Nelson Mandela for 67 years and a long-time friend of the NMF. Having served Mr Mandela as his Parliamentary Counsellor for the five years of his term as President of South Africa, Mr K stepped down when Mr Mandela decided not to run for a second term. Mr Mandela invited him to serve as a Trustee of his post-presidential office – which became known as the Nelson Mandela Foundation – which he did from 1999 until 2016.


Where do I even begin to describe how much you meant to me. Words fail to adequately describe my love, respect and admiration for you, my dearest K! Not only were you a man I deeply respected, a freedom fighter and iconic South African, but I had the privilege to call you my dearest friend. Thinking back, I cannot help but chuckle at how you insisted I drop the 'Uncle' nonsense, and just call you Kathy, because you loved that it made you feel much younger.

As I think back at the beautiful box of memories, moments and deep conversations shared with you, I am comforted by the time we got to spend together. I am comforted by the fact that your strength, conviction and bravery have left a great legacy and a lifetime of lessons for us all.

Norman Smit
30 March 2017

One of the candidates participating in the 2017 Tutu Leadership Programme, Sonkita Conteh, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for 2016.  The Schwab Foundation drafts the list annually from a global pool of candidates.  The annual selection usually comprises about 20-25 people who join the 260 social entrepreneurs in a global network that fosters the peer-to-peer exchange of ideas.  The foundation works closely with the World Economic Forum to integrate their awardees into regional and global meetings of the WEF.

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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