The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.
Speaker: Ipumbu W. Shiimi, Minister of Finance, Namibia
Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos, Director of Applied Research, Growth Lab
Ipumbu Shiimi, an accomplished economist, is the Minister of Finance in the Republic of Namibia. Before his Ministerial appointment, Shiimi was Governor of the Bank of Namibia from 2010 to 2020, where he previously served as Assistant Governor and also occupied several positions from junior to senior level. During his working career, Shiimi participated in various research projects, co-authored multiple publications, and served on various Boards and Committees.
He holds a Master of Science in Financial Economics (1998) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles (1995) from the University of London. He also has a Diploma in Foreign Trade and Management (1994) from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, along with Honours in Economics (1993) and Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting (1992) degrees from the University of Western Cape, South Africa. He underwent specialized training in the Management Development Program at the University of Stellenbosch (2000) and Wits Business School, South Africa (2001).