|Alweendo, Tom Kavaningilamo - Business|
|In early 1997 Tom Alweendo became the first Namibian Governor of the Bank of Namibia, replacing Malaysian Jafaar bin Ahmad
He has been a strong advocate of keeping the Namibia dollar linked to the South African rand, saying the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. In his regular statements on the economy he has raised concerns about rising levels of government debt and questioned whether the massive financial outlay on education was producing better results.
Alweendo served as the board Chairperson of troubled Air Namibia from the mid-1990s until 2001. He is the Chairperson of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa
|Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Wales, UK (1990). B Comm, Wits University, South Africa (1985).|
|Governor of the Bank of Namibia since 1997. Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia (1993-96). Chief Operating Officer, National Housing Enterprise (1992). Analyst Programmer, Finance Officer, Rössing Uranium (1986-91).|
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