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Ndapunikwa Investments was established in 2011, with the aim of improving the Namibian public’s access to and understanding of socially relevant information, via business consulting services and training initiatives. Our primary focus and expertise is in the areas of investments, corporate governance, financial literacy, strategic planning, communications, career planning, health, the environment, arts and culture, and various other public interest related issues.
Ms Dantagos Jimmy-Melani holds a MBA from Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands) and a Bachelor of Science in International Management from La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). She is a Registered Person with the South African Institute of Financial Markets, and a Registered Securities Trader on the Johannesburg, and Namibian Stock Exchanges.
Dantagos has fourteen years of experience in the Namibian and South African investment and banking sectors, and has been developing public interest focused training programs, media production and campaigns in the areas of investments, business, corporate governance, education, real estate, health, financial literacy and environmental conservation for corporate, public sector, and NGO clients for over six years, as the founder of Ndapunikwa Investments.
She commenced her career as an Investment Analyst, and Dealer for a local stock broking company (IJG Securities). She was later appointed as Business Development Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Investment Solutions Namibia, part of the Alexander Forbes Group. Dantagos founded Ndapunikwa Investments in 2011, and has consulted to clients in this capacity across a range of business functions including investments, strategic communication, media production, training and development, marketing, corporate governance, and strategic planning. Her clients include the GIZ, Sanlam Namibia, Old Mutual, the Financial Literacy Initiative, Kalahari Holdings, Labour Investment Holdings, Business Financial Solutions, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and the Payments Association of Namibia, among others.
Dantagos served as the Deputy Director Investment and Domestic Markets and Financial Market Technical Expert to the Office of the Governor at the Bank of Namibia; as a member of the Long-Term Insurance Advisory Committee to the Minister of Finance at NAMFISA, and has been a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of TransNamib Holdings and Allan Gray Namibia since June 2014 and June 2016, respectively. In 2016 she was nominated for the prestigious Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award for 2016, by CEO Global.
ELLEN ERNST MELANI
Ndapunikwa Investments’ production arm, was originally founded as Sneefel Media Productions by Mr. Ellen Ernst Melani in 2000, initially offering music production services. Today, as a core business unit under the Ndapunikwa Investments brand, the company has evolved and expanded its service offering into print, film and radio production. Mr Melani is an Information and Communications Technology professional by training, and is the creative driving force behind all media projects at Ndapunikwa Investments, with over 15 years of experience in all genres of media production. He is an expert in the following areas: Print Media Design, Editing, Visual Graphics & Animation, Sound Technician, Camera Operation, Directing, Photography, Music and Audio Production. Consulting clients for media services currently include the major local broadcasters and various other institutions, including the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (TV and Radio – all languages), Omulunga Radio, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Sanlam