Meet our board
Our Board of Directors is comprised of pioneers and leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including bio-technology, the bio-mass industry, business development, business economy, research, financial analyses and more. The Board meets regularly and it is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis.
Colin is a cofounder of Carbon Capital. He is a business development specialist, with a biotechnology and bio-business background. He is also a biomass industry expert and has played an integral role within the local biomass industry since 2016. Colin previously headed the Namibia Biomass Industry Group, an organisation he helped establish. He also chairs the organisations’ Board of Directors.
Prior to that, he played a business development role for one of Namibia’s largest group of companies, developed business development programmes within the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s FABLab Technology Centre, helped develop national policy on marine resources value addition and gained in-depth business development experience within the pharmaceutical industry during his studies in Denmark.
He is passionate about the transformation of the country’s energy sector, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Renewable Energy Industry Association of Namibia.
Colin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Bio-business and Bioentrepreneurship from the Copenhagen Business School and Bachelors of Science degrees in Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria.
Rowland is the cofounder of the Cirrus group of companies, and a renowned Namibian economist. He has presented to and worked with most of the large corporates in the country and has advised Namibia’s financial ministries, offices and agencies, ministers, and high-level advisors.
He was involved in key Namibian policy development, including extensive involvement in the crafting of Namibia’s Fourth National Development Plan and Industrial Policy, Namibia’s Growth at Home Strategy and various budget documents.
He is a fellow of the Institute for Public Policy Research, where he works primarily on budget and business climate analysis. Since 2014, he has served as a technical expert to the International Monetary Fund, where his work has focused on financial stability and stress testing, particularly in East Africa.
Rowland was Namibia’s top-rated bank analyst from 2014 to 2016, and has done extensive fixed income research, much of which has been presented to multi-billion-dollar fund managers across the region.
He is the founding chairperson of the Economic Association of Namibia and a graduate of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme to the United States.
Romé is the cofounder of the Cirrus group of companies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Stellenbosch. At the time he completed his CFA, he was the youngest CFA charter holder in Namibia.
Romé has run the research desk at two of Namibia’s largest stockbrokers, becoming the Managing Director of IJG Securities. Under his leadership, the company grew earnings, becoming the single largest broker in the country, by market share.
He developed both of Namibia’s official bond and equity indices, to which billions of dollars of invested funds are benchmarked by the local and regional asset managers. He has managed assets for various companies and individuals, focusing on customized segregated portfolios for specialized purposes.
Romé is a director on the Namibian Stock Exchange and has been involved in a number of debt and equity listings. He is a local valuation expert, having valued various companies from start-ups to large mining entities.
He has done work for large corporates such as NamPower, Meatco, Coca-Cola and the commercial banks.