By Staff Reporter
ELECTRICITY Control Board (ECB) Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Foibe Louise Namene has passed away in Windhoek Hospital on Sunday, 1st of August 2021.
The Board of Director of the Electricity Control Board and its Management announced the sad and untimely death of their CEO.
The Acting CEO, Mr. Pinehas Mutota described the late Louise Namene that “She was instrumental in the development of several electricity supply industry related policies and regulatory tools such as the energy policy, independent power producers (PP) policy, modified single buyer market model, national electricity support tariff mechanism, national electrification and funding portfolio mechanism amongst others.
Her experience and expertise were in electricity and energy regulations, energy trading and marketing, electrification and renewable energy development with law. Mrs. Louise’s solid foundation in energy trading and marketing was built over years of service with NamPower where she served in various senior management positions.
The late Mrs. Foibe was a lawyer by profession and an admitted attorney of the High Court of Namibia. Her experience in law was acquired from long hours in the corporate and government of the Republic of Namibia services from junior to a Chief Legal Officer.
She also served in several industries related regional and international platforms such as the regional energy regulator (RERA), Africa forum for unity regulator (AFUR) and the world energy control (WEC) amongst others.”
She survived by her husband, children and sibling.
Late Louise Namene became the CEO of Electricity Control Board in 2014.