Monica Geingos is a qualified lawyer with extensive corporate experience. Before assuming the First Lady role in 2015, she was a co-shareholder and Managing Director of Namibia’s largest private equity fund for over a decade served on the Boards of large public and private sector companies as either Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson.
Mrs. Geingos was a long-standing member of high-level policy advisory Boards, i.e., the President’s Economic Advisory Council, the governing Party’s Think Tank, and the National Council of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the mandate to advise on national policy formulation and implementation.
As First Lady, Monica has combined her high-level expertise with President Geingob’s war on poverty and inequality. Through the One Economy Foundation (ONE), she has initiated numerous programs that focus on sustainably lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty traps. She is currently overseeing the institutionalisation of the #BeFree Movement key learnings into Project #BeFree – a one-stop youth centre of excellence that intends to provide a continuum of holistic services to meaningfully close service delivery gaps experienced by young people
In recognition of her work for Young Women and Adolescents Girls and leadership in the global agenda to ending AIDS by 2030, Mrs. Geingos was awarded the ‘World Without AIDS Award’ from the German AIDS Foundation.