Sven Bloch von Blottnitz

Sven Bloch von Blottnitz

Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Chairman of BARC
  • Chairman of Credit Committee

B Business Science (UCT); BCompt Honours (UNISA)


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (FCIS); Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants Namibia); Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) 


Mr. von Blottnitz holds the position of General Manager: Finance at Namib Desert Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (NAMDIA) since 1 June 2017, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer at the Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) as of August 2015. Prior to joining NSFAF, he served as the General Manager of Finance and Administration at the Namibia Training Authority. 


He is a finance professional with more than
20 years of diverse industry experience in Accounting & Auditing, Banking, Oil & Gas
and Education sectors, as well as Retirement Fund Administration, having previously worked as Country Finance Manager at Vivo Energy Namibia (previously Shell Namibia),
as Chief Financial Officer of Standard Bank Namibia, where he was also responsible for the management of Treasury and the Global Market Operations as well as ALCO, as Group Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of FNB Namibia Holdings, Manager Treasury and Manager Financial Controlling at Commercial Bank of Namibia and Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand after completing his articles there. He has over 11 years of diverse banking experience. He served as Chairman of the Standard Bank Namibia Retirement Fund and the Shell Namibia Retirement Fund. 
He currently serves as board member on the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board. Previously he held board positions with NIPAM and the Namibian Stock Exchange.