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ICAN Passport to the World – If They Can ICAN with Baronice Hans

Welcome to the ICAN Passport to the World series.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia have invited 99FM’s Kirsty Watermeyer to meet some of their members. Namibians who have built their careers and lives around the field of accounting.

These Namibians are the shapers of industry, captains in their fields, who are growing and building business in Namibia.

One such Namibian whose journey to become an accountant is pure Namibian inspiration is that of Baronice Hans, Managing Director of Bank Windhoek Limited.

Ms. Baronice Hans has been Managing Director of Bank Windhoek since February 2016. She served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Standard Bank Namibia for 4 years.  A Chartered Accountant by profession, she completed her undergrad degree at the University of Cape Town and Honours through UNISA.

“It does give you an edge above a normal business, I think a business resource, it does allow you to look at business from multiple perspectives and you can truly add value in terms of business strategy and performance.”

“I remember a lot of sacrifice, discipline, focus and I think that’s very important to know that it does require sacrifice.”

“…once I’d qualified it was, at that time it looked like a long and daunting journey to get more female black chartered accountants, but if I look back now and if I look at what has been achieved in the last ten years it’s amazing and the number of women that have qualified have completely exceeded my expectations, so I’m thrilled that we’ve made so much progress in such a short time.”

Watch her incredible story with us.

If They Can. ICAN.