Committee of Insurance, Securities
and Non-Banking Financial Authorities




Appointment of Mr Chimana as Manager – Microfinance and Financial Co-Operatives


Mr Simana Chimana
Manager – Microfinance and Financial Co-Operatives, CISNA Secretariat

Mr Chimana has been appointed as the Manager – Microfinance and Financial Co-Operatives with effect 15 November 2023. He is seconded from the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA).

Mr Chimana is Policy Advisor in the department of Research Policy and Statistic of the NAMFISA. He was also the Chairperson of the Microfinance and Financial Co-Operatives Sub-Committee from May 2021 to date.

Prior to joining NAMFISA, Mr Chimana was Senior Advisor in the Executive Director’s Southern Africa Group II Constituency Office of the African Development Bank; Deputy Director, Policy Development and Research at the Southern African Customs Union; and Deputy Director, Statistics and Publications – Research Department of the Bank of Namibia.

Mr Chimana holds Masters in Economic Law and MSc in Financial Economics.

Previous Office Bearers 2023

The Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities (CISNA) was established in 1998, pursuant to Annexure 10 of the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment as a committee of authorities responsible for the supervision of insurance, securities, and non-banking financial institutions (NBFI) in SADC Member States. CISNA is part of the Directorate of Finance, Investment and Customs of the SADC Secretariat and reports to the SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment through the Committee of Senior Treasury Officials.

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