By Hilary Mare
OLD Mutual Namibia has widened its branch network to 25, across all the country’s regions, following the launch of the Katutura Central branch at the Black Chain Shopping Centre this week.
At the launch, Old Mutual Group Chief Executive Officer, Kosmas Egumbo, said that the opening of another branch demonstrates the firm’s confidence in the people and future of Namibia.
“Our strong local credentials and respected brand emanates from our commitment to partner customers and other stakeholders, to enable positive futures. As a company, our actions are guided by our responsible business philosophy, and are geared to ensure that the best interests of our customers, shareholders, employees, stakeholders, and that the environment in which we operate is safeguarded in all our business dealings,” Egumbo said.
“The presence of an Old Mutual branch in the centre of Katutura, therefore, stems from our deep commitment and sense of business responsibility, to bring our financial services and product offerings closer to our existing and potential new customers.”
The new branch will employ 25 highly-skilled staff members, including branch manager Waltrud Saayman, an outstanding employee of Old Mutual for the past 13 years.
At the same occasion, City of Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua, said, “As we all may be aware, insurance is a form of risk management in which the person insured transfers the cost of the potential loss to another entity, an insurance company like Old Mutual, in exchange for monetary compensation when such a loss occurs. I am pleased to note that Old Mutual is not only a leader in the financial industry, but a strong proponent of financial inclusion, particularly financial literacy, being one of the founding partner of the nationwide Financial Literacy Initiative, driven by the Finance Ministry.”
The mayor also commended Old Mutual for continuing to be a willing partner of the City of Windhoek over the past three years, by supporting the council through its support to City Police operations that combat crime in Windhoek.
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