Welwitchia Health Training Centre (WHTC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Prof. Marius Hedimbi as the Deputy Rector of Academic and Research; and Mr. Edward Kafita as the Chief Executive Officer of Welwitchia Integrated Services with effect from 01 June 2023.

Prof. Marius Hedimbi has over 15 years of experience in higher education, where he held various academic ranks: Lecturer, Senior lecturer, associate professor, and full professor. Furthermore, he served in numerous administrative capacities such as Director: at the Graduate School of Business (IUM); Coordinator: The School of Postgraduate Studies (IUM); Director: Centre for Postgraduate Studies (UNAM); Vice-Chairperson: Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN); Vice Chairperson: National Student Research Symposium (NSRS); Coordinator: Consortium of New Medical Schools in Southern Africa (CONSAMS).

Mr. Edward Kafita has over 20 years of experience in the higher education environment at UNAM and abroad. He has extensive exposure to stakeholder relationship management at national and international levels and participated in countless internationally aligned collaborations, and commercialization programmes. Moreover, he has more than ten (10) years of experience in risk, corporate governance and compliance and served on various boards in both private and public sectors. The appointment of the two executive members is crucial to the growth of Welwitchia Health Training Centre. WHTC is undergoing a transitional phase for educational service delivery improvement and business development. With their combined experience, Prof. Hedimbi and Mr. Kafita will play a vital role in this process.

The Rector, Dr Andreas Mwoombola stated, “The two strategic appointments come at a time when WHTC is striving to break barriers in the higher education environment as the institution is diversifying its programmes and service offerings.”