WINDHOEK: Namibia Economist Businesswoman of the Year 2011, Nangula Uaandja says business people who want to make a difference in life should understand that they can never succeed on their own without the assistance of others.
Uaandja made this statement during the Namibia Economist Businesswomen Club’s networking breakfast meeting, held at Sun Karros (Old Daan Viljoen) on Friday.
The businesswoman, who was the only speaker at the event, talked about the benefits and importance of developing strong relationships if a person wants to grow their business.
“If you want to impact on the lives of the people in Namibia as a businessperson, then you need to understand that any business needs working relationships,” she said.
Uaandja pointed out that business people should identify the most crucial relationships that they want to enter into because they cannot have working relationships with just about anybody in the country.
She added that business people should also be able to recognise and pursue relationships that are crucial for their development.
“Every relationship must be a two-way relationship. You must add value to your relationship and you must receive from your relationship,” the 2011 businesswoman of the year said.
Uaandja has been in the auditing industry since 1997, and she has served as a partner on various corporate audits for companies such as Bank Windhoek, Shell Namibia, the Roads Contractors Company and Windhoeker Machinen Fabrik.
She has also been involved in non-auditing work such as fraud investigations and assisted clients with budgetary processes, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and the presentation on the roles of directors.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) from the University of Namibia. She took the final qualifying examination to become a Chartered Accountant in June 1998.