Permanent Secretary Dr. Malan Lindeque
Malan Lindeque (MSc, PhD) is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in the Republic of Namibia. He has a strong interest in the management of national parks and the conservation and management of wildlife, community-based natural resource management.
He was until 2015 the Permanent Secretary of Trade and Industry and oversaw the reform of Namibia’s investment legislation, industrial development strategy and related instruments. He was also the lead negotiator for Namibia for the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the SADC grouping of countries.
He is also the Chairperson of Namibia’s Sustainable Development Advisory Council, a statutory body created in terms of Namibia’s Environmental Management Act. He had previously served as chief ecologist of Etosha National Park and head of research in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.