Calle Schlettwein

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Calle Schlettwein
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Minister of Finance
Assumed office
21 March 2015
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Preceded by Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
4 December 2012 – 21 March 2015
Prime Minister Hage Geingob
Preceded by Hage Geingob
Succeeded by Immanuel Ngatjizeko
Deputy Minister of Finance
In office
Prime Minister Nahas Angula
Succeeded by Natangwe Ithete

Carl-Hermann Gustav "Calle" Schlettwein is a Namibian politician who has served in the government of Namibia as Minister of Finance since 2015. Previously he was Minister of Trade from 2012 to 2015.

Beginning at Namibian Independence in 1990, he served as permanent secretary in various ministries. After seven years of deployment in the Ministry of Finance, President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed Schlettwein to the National Assembly as one of the six non-voting Members of Parliament appointed by the President for the term that began in March 2010;[1] he was then appointed as Deputy Minister of Finance in 2010.[2] In a Cabinet reshuffle following the 2012 SWAPO congress, Schlettwein was promoted to Minister of Trade and Industry on 4 December 2012.[3]

On Heroes' Day 2014 he was conferred the Excellent Order of the Eagle, Second Class.[4]

Under President Hage Geingob, Schlettwein was moved to the post of Minister of Finance in March 2015.[5]


  1. ^ Bridgitte Weidlich, "Sixty seven new MPs sworn in", The Namibian, 23 March 2010.
  2. ^ Ndjebela, Toivo (12 August 2011). "Under Spending is a 'Sin'". New Era. via 
  3. ^ Shipanga, Selma; Immanuel, Shinovene (5 December 2012). "Transition team picked". The Namibian. 
  4. ^ "Namibians honoured by President". New Era. 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Geingob announces Cabinet", The Namibian, 20 March 2015.