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James V. Auala
Retired Brigadier General
Shareholder and Chairperson of HSP
Shareholder and Chairperson of Epupa Investment Technology (Pty) Ltd
Shareholder and Chairperson of Halloli Piggery
Shareholder and Board member of All-In-One Holding CC
Shareholder: Mesilu Investment CC
Chief Executive Officer: August 26 Holding Company (Pty) Ltd
(These posts listed above are all current.)
Attended Graduate School of Business, University of Stellenbosch-RSA
After Secondary School, James opted for a Law Course at Turfloop, University of the North-SA, but due to campus unrest because of the apartheid system then, this could not materialize, however correspondence in SA criminal law could also not be finalized due to political system at a time. He worked as a radio announcer in South African Broadcast Cooperation in Windhoek 1972-1974. He left the country into exile July 1974 and returned with Independence 1990.
In exile James attended various military trainings in different countries with the highest grade being Vyrstrel Military Academy in Moscow and graduated as Motorized Infantry Brigade Commander in 1985. James served as the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia’s Chief of Intelligence; Reconnaissance and underground operations and was involved in leadership since 1976 and has participated in many battle engagements. After Independence, he lead the first Namibian Defence Force (NDF) Military Battle Group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the SADC Task Force to prevent the fall of Kinsasha. James served in the NDF in several capacities, culminating in being Chief of Staff Logistics for over ten years before retiring from active military service in 2005.
Since March 2005, James is the CEO of August 26 Holding Company Pty Ltd, a Defence Industry with five subsidiaries. He is an active businessman in Namibian society.