Stacey Susa-Pinto

Stacey Susa-Pinto

Stacey Susa-Pinto is a best-selling author and sought after International Trade professional.

She has spent over 8 years working in various trade related capacities with a major focus on inter-governmental economic diplomacy, trade programming as well as market access and trade facilitation issues.

Having transitioned from private to public sector, Ms Pinto has helped shift perceptions regarding the effectiveness of the public sector as she currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Trade Forum – an agency of the Namibian Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade. The Namibia Trade Forum is responsible for institutionalising public-private dialogue on matters related to trade and investment for purposes of inputting into trade policy. Ms Pinto’s key functions as CEO of the Namibia Trade Forum are to drive and deliver on the organisation’s strategic plans while leveraging off her regional and international networks to increase the funding, impact and visibility of the organization. The Namibia Trade Forum has launched and pioneered one of the biggest campaigns in Namibia – the buy Local, Grow Namibia campaign which aims to encourage retailers to create shelf space for locally produced/manufactured goods. This brought on board other partners such as the UN in Namibia and the national broadcasting corporation (NBC). She also serves on the Ministerial Namibia Brand Building Committee.

A business woman with a growing wellness brand, Ms Pinto is a great communicator and influencer for young career and business women and speaks often on various platforms encouraging young women to find their purpose and calling. She is also an alumni of TedX Talks with a viewership of over 10000 on her Ted Talk entitled; Your gift can set you apart.

Topics include:

  • Women and Trade – policy perspectives but also how to improve participation
  • Trade programing – understanding policy as a means to ensure implementation
  • Purpose – both personal and in careers

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