H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

In March of 2023, AAI had the privilege of sitting down with H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, as part of AAI’s Alumni Outreach Initiative. Having participated in AAI’s Southern African Student Program, President Geingob earned a BA from Fordham University in 1970, and a Master’s in International Relations from the New School in 1974. 

First elected in November 2014, President Geingob has served his country, and indeed the continent of Africa, with distinction. His illustrious career of public service also includes serving as the first Prime Minister of Namibia following independence from South Africa in 1990.  The President has also served as Minister of Trade and Industry and in 2007 was chosen as Vice-President of the ruling party and former liberation movement – South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO). Throughout his life, President Geingob has been a champion of education for all of Namibia’s people.  AAI awarded the President a scholarship under its Southern African Student Program and the President’s lifetime of achievements is a testament to achieving academic excellence.

A firm believer in education as the greater equalizer, AAI is honored to feature H.E. President Geingob during our 70th Anniversary Gala on September 19th. To learn more and purchase tickets visit www.aaiafrica.org

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