Dr. David Richard Namwandi was born on 28 February 1954 at Okapya in Ondangwa in the Oshana Region. He is currently the Minister of Education in the Republic of Namibia and Member of Parliament.
He is the Founder of the first Private University in Namibia, the International University of Management (IUM), fully accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority.
He holds various professional and academic qualifications from Africa, Europe and Asia, including an MBA, a Doctoral Award and a PhD from Asia e University of Malaysia.
Until March 2010, when he was elected a member of the National Assembly and appointed Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Namibia, he served as a chairperson and a board member of more than 12 companies and institutions, namely: