O&L executive chairman, Sven Thieme announces breakthrough leadership towards 2025


The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme on Thursday, 14 February 2019 announced a brief interlude into the next exciting O&L chapter as the Group ramps up to kick start crafting its new Vision 2025. The change in leadership in the Group Executive (GE) is effective 1 July 2019.

Managing Director (MD) of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary of the O&L Group -, Wessie van der Westhuizen has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the O&L Group, replacing Peter Grüttemeyer who retires at the end of June after 15 years of service in the position. Grüttemeyer will step into a non-executive director role. Broll Namibia’s current MD, Marco Wenk will be at the helm of NBL as new MD.

Thieme: “As is the case with any world class soccer team, our purposeful journey of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ requires a winning team made up of the right skill set in the right position. Looking at what the future holds, and reflecting on the amazing work done by these colleagues, I am excited that these appointments are a step in the right direction as we embark on 2025.”

NBL’s current Finance Director (FD), Graeme Mouton is appointed to serve as the new MD of Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia, replacing current MD, Norbert Wurm who will take up the MD chair at O&L Leisure. Current O&L Leisure MD, Terence Makari has been appointed as new MD of Broll Namibia, effective 1 July 2019.

Thieme: “I am extremely proud of the above individuals and the rest of the O&L Group leadership and I am confident that these breakthrough appointees will significantly contribute to bringing our purpose to life as we embark on Vision 2025. The next O&L chapter brings with it endless opportunities to define the role we play as we positively impact the Namibian landscape through absolute and consistent operation in breakthrough all the time!”

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