Name: Oscar Capelao
When did you join FNB?
I joined FNB in 2006, and took over as Chief Financial Officer in September 2012.
Where are you from?
I come from Rundu in Kavango East. That’s where I go to recharge.
Why are you in finance?
Early in life, one of my teachers saw the talent in me that I could do numbers effortlessly. When I look back I can say I have no regrets.
In September 2015, you were
appointed as a Director of the National Housing Enterprise Board. What does this mean to you?
As a follower of the work of Mervin King on corporate governance, I don’t underestimate the task at hand. To me it’s about giving it my all and making a difference.
What is the responsibility of a director and the Board?
The Namcode and Companies Act set out the responsibilities of a director in Namibia.
What kind of management style works for you?
Naturally, I’ve been inclined to the pacesetting style as described by Dr Daniel Goleman. However no leadership style or management style works in every situation. With different generations at work nowadays, we all have to learn continuously on this topic.
What are your career aspirations?
At my age I look at career aspirations differently. We have One Planet, One Namibia. Within my sphere of
influence, my current view is to promote the UN Global Goals for sustainable development. The creation of a better world is not the sole responsibility of government but corporates must also do their part. As individuals, we have the same obligation.
What do you do when you are not working?
I recharge by watching soccer, I am a F1 fanatic and I love to read.
What is your favourite leadership quote?
My current favourite is by T.E Lawrence: “All man dream but not equally. The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes.”