Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) has appointed Bernhard Kanyemba as head of valuations with effect from the beginning of this month.
In his new position, Kanyemba is tasked with ensuring departmental targets regarding the valuation of property, risk mitigation and other related matters, which need to be consistently achieved.
Previously, Kanyemba was deputy valuer general at the directorate of valuation and estate management in the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement.
His highlights at the ministry included overseeing the drafting of legislation for the regulation and registration of professional valuers; the enactment of the Namibia Property Valuers Professional Act in 2012 and the constitution of Namibia’s first Valuers Council in November 2013.
He previously worked as a property manager at a life assurance company and a valuation officer in Zimbabwe.
He obtained a B.Sc. (honours) degree in urban estate management from the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom and is currently enrolled for a M.Sc. degree in real estate with the University of Reading’s College of Estate Management.
Kanyemba says it is his first opportunity to work in the banking industry and looks forward to the challenges and finding solutions in this new environment.