Selma Angunga joins Alexforbes Namibia

Brings an abundance of abilities to the table
Reflecting on her career path with Alexforbes thus far, she describes it as both rewarding and transformative.
Nankali Kamwanga
Alexforbes Namibia has announced the appointment of Selma Kaunapawa Queenie Shiwa-Ovanhu Angunga as their new senior consultant. Hailing from the small town of Omaruru, Angunga brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the financial services industry, particularly in retirement fund and employee benefit consulting.
In her role at Alexforbes Namibia, she will be responsible for a wide range of tasks aimed at ensuring client satisfaction and compliance. Her job entails client consulting and compliance, achieving new business revenue targets, cross-selling services, providing quality service and client care, and overseeing performance projects.
Angunga’s educational background is strong, laying a solid foundation for her career. She completed her high school education at Etosha Secondary School in 2007 before pursuing an accounting degree at the University of Namibia (Unam) from 2008 to 2012. In 2016, she studied investment analysis and portfolio management at the University of South Africa (Unisa), and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Unam.
Valuable addition
Despite her initial ambition to work as an auditor for an audit firm, Angunga found her true calling in the financial services sector. Her career has been marked by a passion for helping clients optimise their retirement savings and employee benefits.
“I found a rewarding path in retirement fund and employee benefit consulting, which has allowed me to utilise my skills and knowledge effectively while contributing to the client’s retirement savings,” she said. This passion, combined with her extensive knowledge and expertise, makes her a valuable addition to the Alexforbes Namibia team.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, eating out, and shopping online.
“These hobbies provide a nice balance to my professional life and allow me to relax and enjoy my personal time," said Angunga.
Reflecting on her career path with Alexforbes thus far, she describes it as both rewarding and transformative.
“When I joined Alexforbes, I was eager to apply my skills and knowledge and make a tangible impact on clients' financial well-being,” she said.
The exposure to a diverse portfolio of clients allowed her to deepen her understanding of retirement fund and employee benefit consulting. She quickly learned the importance of compliance, strategic planning and the value of best practice consulting tools in enhancing client satisfaction and business success.
One of Angunga’s significant accomplishments thus far has been her ability to provide speedy and quality service to clients.
With over 13 years of experience in the retirement fund industry, she plans to use her expertise to analyse client portfolios and offer strategic recommendations to optimise their retirement funds and employee benefits. She is committed to maintaining regular and transparent communication with clients, understanding their evolving needs and delivering high-quality service that fosters loyalty and long-term relationships.
For young people aspiring to work in the financial services industry, Angunga offers valuable advice.
“Work on your ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely. Strong communication skills are essential for building relationships and team collaboration. Develop strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues, and industry professionals. Networking can significantly impact your career growth.”