H.E. Hon Obeth Kandjoze
Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
Hon. Kandjoze joins the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) as the Minister on 21 March 2015. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geology with the University of Helsinki-Finland, a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with Cape Town University (UCT-RSA) and a Management Development Program Certificate with the University of Stellenbosch.
Prior to being appointed as the Minister of Mines and Energy, he was the Managing Director of the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), and has over 17 years of experience in the petroleum industry.
During his period as MD, Hon. Kandjoze successfully drafted and implemented NAMCOR’s Interim Strategic Plan. Amongst the many achievements and milestones achieved by Minister Kandjoze, it is imperative to mention, that he also successfully spearheaded the Kudu Gas Project, which is in its Final Investment Decision and is the biggest project of that kind in SADC.
Prior to his appointment as NAMCOR’s MD, in 2012, he held several position within NAMCOR such as Exploration & Production Manager (2007-2012), New Venture & Promotion Unit Manager (2006-2007), Senior Petroleum Geologist (1999-2006), just to mention a few.
Hon. Kandjoze is also a researcher. His publication reference is: O.M. Kandjoze (1994), " Regional Mapping in the north-western Namibia and Satellite Imagery" Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of Helsinki, Finland.