Telling stories in Namibia means communicating with diverse audiences – a challenge for any communicator, but one we like to think we have mastered. We are based in Windhoek but have experience in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 1998, cameras began rolling at Mubasen, a name taken from Khoekhoegowab meaning “see for yourself”. Simon Wilkie started the company in Namibia to help tell the stories that needed to be told after independence. Today, Mubasen as a communication agency combines the passion of the struggle with top-end international communication experience.
Mubasen works with a closely knit network of partners to cover all communication needs.
Tom became Manager of Mubasen in January 2021 – he has been working with Mubasen since 2001.
He is a strategy, communications and capital markets development consultant. He advises and trains organizations including governments, growing businesses and many others. He is currently Project Manager with the African Exchanges Linkage Project.
Tom moved to Namibia in 1990 after Independence, and started working on Windhoek Observer as a freelance journalist. He moved to The Namibian newspaper (1991-1994). He has also written and reported for BBC Africa, Reuters, and international news and magazines including African Banker, and is experienced in PR and IR (public and investor relations).
Previous work includes General Manager of the Namibian Stock Exchange (1995-2000), investment banking, corporate finance and private equity and capital markets advisory. He is experienced in governance, formerly non-executive director at NamibRe) and company secretary for People Tree Fair Trade Group (UK and Japan).
Tom volunteers with Friends of Namibia. Qualifications include MBL (equivalent to MBA) at Unisa School of Business Leadership, Member of Association of Project Management and postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff.
Ina Neuberger Wilkie
Ina has comprehensive knowledge in strategic communication and organizational development. She ran her own communications company and worked on management boards of leading German communication agencies, consulting clients from finance, health, food, tourism, infrastructure and consumer brands.
Ina is passionate about telling stories of complex issues that reach people’s hearts and minds. She produces a wide range of communication measures including films, articles, brochures, and books.
She has been working in the field of environmental policy across Africa since 2011 as a freelance consultant for the World Future Council, a foundation based in Hamburg, Germany. She leads the foundation’s projects on sustainable ecosystems and food security in Africa. In Namibia, this means engaging with the City of Windhoek on food and nutrition security.
Ina is part of a team that runs Farm Okukuna, an urban Permaculture farm in Goreangab. It is an experimentation and training site on how to grow food in informal settlements, fostering urban subsistence farming as well as entrepreneurship, especially for women.