Namibian Member Committee

The Namibian WEC Committee aims to provide electricity for its people, through optimum and unbiased ranking of energy resources in Namibia (including solar and nuclear resources), increasing generation capacity, and expansion of transmission and distribution networks. It faces the challenges of rising generating costs in Namibia and other countries, and aims to work with organisations such as the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) and the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) to spread the WEC’s influence and knowledge and help to guide energy progress in Namibia and Southern Africa.

Chair: Foibe Louise Namene


Foibe Louise Namene is Divisional Manager: Energy Trading at NamPower and has been working in the company since 1996. Her main responsibilities are to provide strategic leadership to the organization, to ensure that it is managed in a safe and efficient manner and in doing so, maximize shareholder interest and further the company’s overall objectives. She obtained a LLM in Economic Law from the University of Namibia and is PhD candidate in the same institution.

Secretary: Miryam Thomas


Miryam Thomas holds an MBA in Human Resources Management and Marketing Management from Bangalore University, India and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Business Enterprise. She also holds a Diploma in Business and Personnel Management from London Metroploitan University, UK as well as a National Diploma in Computer Studies from Lambeth College, UK. Currently Ms Thomas is the Chief Control Officer at the Directorate of Energy-Ministry of Mines and Energy, responsible for all administrative and financial matters for the Directorate. She has been the Secretary General for the Namibian Member Committee since the re-establishment of the committee in 2010. She is also Secretary for the Electricity Steering Committee at the Ministry, a body that deals with energy affairs in Namibia and is attended by CEO’s and MD’s. Since 2008, she has been a part-time lecturer in the department of Business and Management at the Polytechnic of Namibia. During her tenure as Secretary General, she has organized a series of successful national meetings in Namibia.