Gideon Shilongo


O&L Group Corporate Affairs Director

   Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Appointment: 1 October 2015

Gideon has accumulated invaluable experience through his involvement with key government institutions and NGOs, including 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 Tour-ism, and the Namibia Tourism Board.

His journey with the O&L Group began in 1998 when he joined Namibia Breweries Limited as Manager: Corporate Affairs, a role he held until 2001. Following this, Gideon served as the first CEO of the Namibia Tourism Board for a fiveyear term. In 2007, he rejoined the O&L Group as Corporate Affairs Manager at Namibia Breweries Limited. His dedication and contribution led to his appointment as Chief Corporate Relations Officer at the O&L Centre in 2012, followed by his subsequent role as Director of Corporate Affairs.

Throughout his career, Gideon’s versatility and expertise have been evident, as he navigated between the private and public sectors, leaving a significant impact on the organisations he served and enhancing his valuable contributions to the O&L Group.

Significant Directorships:

  • Director of the Namibia Trade Forum

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