Directors


Mr. Sven Thieme

Mr. Sven Thieme:  Executive Chairman
(Chartered Accountant (SA) and Namibia)

O&L Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1991. He completed his Articles with Deloitte & Touche where he also qualified as a chartered accountant. Sven became an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche, Luxembourg before he joined the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies in 1998. He became the Executive Chairman of the Group in 2002 and assumed responsibility for strategy formulation and execution. Sven has served as Chairman of the Development Bank of Namibia, is the current Chairman of the Windhoek Country Club and Chairman of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and NCCI President, amongst others.

Directorships - Serves as Director on the OLFITRA Board, and on the boards of other O&L Group companies.

Mr Peter Gruttemeyer : Chief Executive Officer

Mr Peter Grüttemeyer : Chief Executive Officer
(Chartered Accountant (SA) and Namibia)

O&L Chief Executive Officer, Peter Grüttemeyer graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1976. He completed his Articles with Deloitte & Touche where he also qualified as a chartered accountant. He became a partner in Deloitte in 1984 and Partner-in-Charge of the Namibian practice in 1992. In October 2003 Peter joined the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies as Chief Executive Officer where he is responsible for formulating and executing strategy. He was also Chairman of the Listings Committee of the Namibian Stock Exchange as well committee member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and currently serves as Chairman of Nasria.

Directorships - Serves as Director on the OLFITRA Board, and on the boards of other O&L Group companies

Mr Gunther Hanke:  Group Financial Director

Mr Günther Hanke:  Group Financial Director
(B COM (Accounting), CFA (SA))

O&L Group Financial Director, Gunni Hanke graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1980. He started his career at Siemens where he completed a two year graduate commercial traineeship before completing his Articles with Taylor & Geerling in Pretoria. He completed the Senior Management Programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and has held various managerial positions at Rossing Uranium, Namibia Breweries Limited, Telecom Namibia and Ghana Manganese Company Ltd. Gunni rejoined the Ohlthaver & List Group in 2004 as the Group Financial Director. He was also a member of the Ohlthaver & List Listing Committee responsible for the listing process eventually leading to a successful listing of a restructured Namibia Breweries Ltd on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Directorships - Serves as Director on the OLFITRA Board, and on the boards of other O&L Group companies

Mr Berthold Mukuahima:  Human Capital Director

Mr Berthold Mukuahima: Human Capital Director
(BA; MBA)

O&L Group Human Capital Director, Berthold Mukuahima has been involved in the human resource field since graduating from the University of Fort Hare (South Africa) in 1985. He started his career in the government service and then moved on to the University of Namibia (UNAM). In 1995 he obtained his MBA degree from Ohio University (USA) with a scholarship from the African-American Institute. He was later appointed as Senior Assistant Registrar, head of the human resource function at the university. Berthold then moved to Telecom Namibia where he occupied the position of General Manager: Human Resources & Strategic Training. He joined the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies as Director: Human Capital in January 2005.

Directorships - Serves as Director on the OLFITRA Board; and on the boards of other O&L Group companies. Also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Namibia Business Coalition on AIDS (NABCOA)

Mr. Gideon Shilongo

Mr. Gideon Shilongo: Group Corporate Relations
(Advance Diploma in Business Administration)

O&L Director: Group Corporate Relations, Gideon Shilongo graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives in the UK in 1997. He started his career as a teacher in 1984, and then moved to the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) as a News Reader and Programme Presenter in 1985. Shilongo spent the following years gaining valuable experience at key government institutions and NGOs such as the Council of Churches in Namibia; the Ministry of Regional, Local Government Housing; the Development Centre for Research-Information-Action in Africa (CRIAA), the Ministry of Environment and Tourism; the Namibia Tourism Board as well as the O&L Group. He joined the O&L Group of Companies in 1998 as the Manager: Corporate Affairs at O&L subsidiary, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) until 2001. Thereafter, he served for a five-year term as the first CEO of the Namibia Tourism Board before he returned to the group in 2007 as NBL Corporate Affairs Manager. In 2012 he was appointed as Chief Corporate Relations Officer at the O&L Centre. In July 2014, Shilongo was appointed as Director to the Olfitra Board.


Shilongo has membership with the following professional bodies: Association of Business Executives (ABE), Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIMA), Society of Business Practitioners (SBP), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as well as Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM). Shilongo currently serves on the boards of Team Namibia; the Namibia Trade Forum as Chairperson (since 2012); Chairman Offshore Development Company (since 2015); Namibia Competition Commission (Since 2015) ;and Wilderness Safaris Namibia (since 2008).

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr. U M Stritter

Mr. U M Stritter

C L List

Mr. C L List

Mr. E Ender

Mr. E Ender

Rev. W S Hanse

Rev. W S Hanse

Gov. L V MacLeod-Katjirua

Gov. L V McLeod-Katjirua