Ipumbu Shiimi
Governor of the Bank of Namibia


Preceded by

Tom Alweendo

Biographical information

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Occupational information



Bank of Namibia

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Ipumbu Wendelinus Shiimi is a Namibian banker, and the current governor of the Bank of Namibia.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Shiimi studied at the University of London, Maastricht School of Management, University of Western Cape, University of Stellenbosch, and Wits Business School, receiving at least one degree, certificate, or diploma from each institution.

Shiimi eventually began working for the Bank of Namibia, initially holding positions such as Head of Research and Senior Manager Banking Supervisor. He later headed the Financial Intelligence Center and several other departments of the bank. Shiimi was appointed as governor of the Bank of Namibia by President Hifikepunye Pohamba (1935–) on March 25, 2010, following the resignation of former governor Tom Alweendo.

In 2012, the Bank of Namibia unveiled a new series of Namibian banknotes. These notes bear the Shiimi's signature on the obverse.

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Governors of the Bank of Namibia
Wouter Benard (1990-1991) • Erik Karlsson (1992-1993) • Jaafar bin Ahmad (1994-1996) • Tom Alweendo (1997-2010) •
Ipumbu Shiimi (2010-present)
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