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Alisa Amupolo is a business leader in communications industry with a goal to unearth innovative ways to make connections easier and more sustainable through robust ICT infrastructures. In March 2016, she became the CEO of PowerCom, a 100% subsidiary of Telecom Namibia, which provides telecommunications towers, rooftops and 3rd party colocations services to a range of clients. As the company’s CEO, Alisa’s responsibilities include overseeing a team of young, dynamic and vibrant personnel; developing and implement the strategy to ensure sustainability, motivating the team to reach their goals and targets; and implementing the board’s strategic resolutions and most importantly driving the organizational performance culture.
Before and beyond PowerCom, Alisa has cemented herself as a go-to trend-setter in ICT and business-related fields. She was the first licensee/curator for TEDxWindhoek, she has formed and has been instrumental in establishing tech start-ups. She has also worked for the Communications Regulatory Authority during its formation years and Namibia Communications Commission, respectively.
Prior to that she had a stint at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London particularly working on Commonwealth Connects programme across various member countries. Earlier in her career she also worked at the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation Public Relations and Marketing department. She has served on the board of the largest mobile operator MTC until 2016 and is currently the Vice Chairperson of Inceptus Holding, a subsidiary of UNAM. She also volunteers as a Board member of the Internet Society Namibian Chapter and serves on high level interview panels for executive recruitments at various institutions in Namibia.
She holds a Masters in International Communications from the University of Leeds which focused on telecommunications. She holds a BA in Media Studies from University of Namibia and is an alumni of London Business School’s Emerging Leaders Programme, a business acceleration leadership programme which she graduated from in 2011.
She was recognised as Choiseul 100 Africa’s 100 economic leaders for tomorrow rankted now 84 in 2018 and in 2014, she was recognized as MISA women to watch and has featured in various local and international publications.