In the fast-paced world of banking, the role of a company secretary is vital for maintaining integrity, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements, and promoting ethical practices.

At Nedbank Namibia, this key position is filled by Brigitte Nghipandulwa, a seasoned legal practitioner with a commitment to corporate governance and compliance.

With a strong legal background, Brigitte embarked on her journey in the corporate legal arena in 2014. Over the years she has gained valuable experience in various legal aspects, including risk and compliance, trademarks and patents, labour, governance, and company secretarial matters. Her expertise enabled her to provide consulting services to clients in the banking, asset management, mining and fishing industries.

In her capacity as Company Secretary, Nghipandulwa is instrumental in upholding Nedbank’s legal and regulatory integrity. Her oversight is critical in mitigating legal risks and aligning business practices with statutory requirements.

Besides compliance, her remit includes advocating for transparency and accountability. This is vital for reinforcing the bank’s credibility and facilitating its long-term success by fostering trust among stakeholders and clients.

Nghipandulwa’s approach to governance and compliance is forward-thinking and comprehensive, and she is looking forward to her role as she aims to enhance the governance framework in Nedbank through continuous adaptation to evolving regulatory landscapes and proactive stakeholder engagement. Her focus is on embedding best practices in governance that align with Nedbank’s strategic goals and long-term sustainability.

Nedbank Namibia’s Communications and Public Relations Manager says that Nedbank, as a company that strives to do good, understands that good governance reaches beyond the boardroom and across sectors.

“By applying the necessary compliance approaches to the bank’s corporate and social responsibility initiatives, Nghipandulwa hopes to ensure that these efforts are not just philanthropic gestures but also operations that are legally compliant,” Kaulinge says.

“The insights that she brings to the governance framework of the bank are geared towards supporting the strategic objectives of Nedbank. Her guidance in ethical conduct and legal compliance will also strengthen Nedbank’s position as a bank of choice, one that has been trusted for its integrity and responsible practices for many decades in Namibia.”

For professionals aspiring to excel in governance and compliance within the banking industry, Nghipandulwa offers sage advice: “Cultivate a deep understanding of banking laws; stay abreast of industry trends; develop strong analytical skills; and uphold the highest ethical standards”.

Her own career reflects these principles, and her dedication to them has been the cornerstone of her professional success.

Outside her professional career Nghipandulwa finds delight in swimming, a discipline that has shaped her approach to work and decision-making. The focus required in swimming resonates with her professional demeanour, where meticulousness and commitment are paramount.

In the photo: New Nedbank Namibia Company Secretary, Ms Brigitte Nghipandulwa.