United Africa Group subscribes to the corporate governance principles of transparency, accountability, excellence, innovativeness and profitability. We were thus placed as one of the top ten finalists in the 2008 Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Africa Awards. At the same ceremony, UAG was also recognized as the Best Company under the Corporate Governance category.

We believe that pursuing efficiency while effectively managing business risks is essential to achieving sustainable improvement in corporate value.Besides our sound business acumen, our Board of Directors possesses a range of skills and understanding that enables the Group to deal with various business issues and have the ability to review and critique management performance.

The Directors also make sure that their roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and simple procedures such as internal and external auditing are implemented to independently verify the integrity and accuracy of the company’s financial systems on a yearly basis. Each Group subsidiary has a responsible manager accountable to the Group Chief Executive Officer and ultimately the Directors and Shareholders.

This chain of command ensures sound and transparent management and accountability.

Haddis Tilahun - Founder & Executive Director

The group's phenomenal success over the years has been due to Mr. Haddis Tilahun's mantra of "growth through quality, innovation and market consolidation".

His focus on growth and development has enabled the group to develop projects that have improved and enhanced both the country and the human experience in Africa.

Mr. Haddis Tilahun serves on the Presidential Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Namibia on economic interests in the areas of employment creation, skills development and training, strategic economic activities and economic growth by way of foreign direct investments, local economic stimulation incentives and investor initiative...

Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun - Chairperson

Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, the Chairperson of the United Africa Group, a multi-million dollar business empire continues to soar high in the mainly male dominated environment.

The inauguration of the Hilton Windhoek, the first five-star Hotel in Namibia, is her latest development. Her passion and determination to succeed has been the engine that has driven her through seemingly impossible situations to become the Chairperson of over 42 highly diversified subsidiaries of her company. While the Hospitality portfolio is the pinnacle of her business, financial services, property development, as well as energy development are ventures that the group has also pursued...

Willem Mouton - Group Chief Executive Officer

Willem Mouton rejoined the Group in 2014 after having spending four years working at BFS NamPro Fund Manager – a local investment fund manager, and then setting up businesses such Proqual Diagnostic Imaging – a medical x-ray firm with branches in Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth. Willem holds a Master of Business Administration from Stellenbosch University, in addition to his undergraduate qualification in Accounting and Finance.

Willem initially worked for the group for a period of eight years, working his way up from Unit Accountant to Group Financial Manager. Willem has been instrumental in assisting the group through their...

Brian Robert Rubinstein - Executive Commitee

Brian Robert Rubinstein joined the company in 2005 after having served as main board Director of Pupkewitz Group Namibia. Brian’s hands on experience in the corporate world have enabled him to contribute significantly to the growth and governance of the company in recent years.

Brian’s specific competencies include strategic planning at directorial level and in the integration of divisional and business unit strategies with specific emphasis on turnaround strategies. He has been especially strong at ensuring performance and conformance through introducing and monitoring enterprise, corporate and business governance.

Brian was inducted into the hall of fame of Junior Achievement, Namibia...

Lloyd Nzou - Group Financial Officer

Lloyd Nzou joined the group in 2008 as the Group Financial Accountant, having previously worked as an external auditor at Ernst & Young (Zimbabwe). Lloyd is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (CA), with over 12 years experience in corporate finance.

In 2010, Lloyd was appointed the General Manager for United Security Services and 2 years later became the Group General Manager for the Service Division. In 2014 Lloyd was promoted to head up the Finance department for United Africa Hospitality.

Graham Howard - Director Gaming & Hospitality

Graham Howard After qualifying as a Hotelier in 1983, Graham worked with various well known hotel groups namely; Holiday Inn, Sun International, and Legacy Hotel Group. In 2005 Graham joined UAG as Director of United Africa Hospitality, and shortly after became Regional Director for Protea Hotels Namibia. Graham has also held the position of Chairperson of the Namibian Tourism Board whilst working at UAG.

Graham has also spent time on developing and expanding the United Africa Hospitality portfolio in Namibia and beyond. In 2009, Graham was appointed as Development Director for United Africa Hospitality, and in 2012...

Philip Young - Group General Manager: Property Development & Real Estate

Philip Young joins United Africa Group as the Property Development Manager. Philip is a Professionally Registered Engineer with property, engineering & construction experience through Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa.

Philip is a project focused manager with deep technical and project experience across a variety of disciplines and project types. Philip brings focus, energy, quality and determination to succeed to his projects through stimulating lateral thinking, teamwork and a passion to be the best we can be.