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Hendrik van der Westhuizen
Hendrik van der Westhuizen (45)
Qualifications: BSc in Operations Management (Production Management Institute of South Africa), Postgraduate Degree in Association in Management (AIM) (University of Cape Town), Management and Senior Management Diploma (Stellenbosch University)
Wessie has been with the O&L Group since 2003. In 2006 he was appointed to the Board of Hangana Seafood (Proprietary) Limited and became its Managing Director in 2009. He played an integral role in successfully placing Hangana Seafood on the road of sustained profitability and has over 19 years’ experience in the Food and Beverage Industry.
He was appointed to the NBL Board as Managing Director on 2 April 2012.
Graeme Mouton (42)
Graeme joined O&L Group in 2005 as Finance Manager at the O&L Centre. In 2007, he was seconded to Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited in Accra, a Diageo subsidiary, as a Management Accountant for 19 months. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Finance Director at Model Pick n Pay Namibia.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 17 September 2013.
Sven Thieme (51)
Sven is the Executive Chairperson of the O&L Group. He joined O&L in 1998 after working for four years as a Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg. He was also the architect of several joint ventures entered into by O&L, including the deal between Heineken, Diageo and Namibia Breweries.He was appointed to the NBL Board in March 2002 and elected Chairperson on 11 July 2002.
Hans-Bruno Gerdes (67)
Qualifications: BProc (University of Cape Town)
Hans-Bruno is a consultant to the attorneys firm Engling, Stritter & Partners and an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He practises as a commercial/corporate attorney, holds numerous directorships and is actively involved in the organised legal profession.
He is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 28 July 2000 and to the Audit Committee on 28 November 2001.
Günther Hanke (63)
Qualifications: BCom (Accounting) with completed articles, Senior Management Certificate (University of Stellenbosch Business School), CFA(SA)
Günther joined the O&L Group of Companies in March 2004 as Group Financial Director responsible for formulating and executing strategy as part of the executive team. He has held various senior executive positions over the past 25 years. He is currently the Chairman of Dimension Data Namibia and a Director of various O&L companies within the Group.
He is an alternate Director to Sven Thieme and was appointed to the NBL Board on 1 October 2015.
Peter Grüttemeyer (65)
Peter joined the O&L Group in October 2003 as Chief Executive Officer where he is responsible for formulating and executing strategy. Prior to joining O&L he held the position of partner in charge of the Deloitte Namibia practice.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 3 June 2004 and to the Audit Committee on 2 December 2010.
Lieven van der Borght
Carl-Ludwig List (70)
Qualifications: Banking (Germany)
Carl-Ludwig matriculated in Cape Town and completed his banking education in Germany in 1971 after attending Stellenbosch University. He served the O&L Group from 1972 to 1992.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 28 June 1979.
Resigned on 31 August 2019.
Lieven van der Borght (57)
Qualifications: LLM and MBA (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
With many years of experience within the Heineken Group and other reputable international corporates, Lieven holds the position of Heineken Regional Commercial Director Africa and Middle East. He served as a Non-executive Director of Heineken Sirocco Dubai and Heineken South Africa (Proprietary) Limited.
He is an alternate Director to Roland Pirmez and was appointed to the NBL Board on 2 December 2010.
Laura McLeod-Katjirua (59)
Qualifications: GradDip DVST and Management, Diploma in Basic Education
Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has a long history of serving the people of Namibia. She has been active in the promotion of gender equality and education in Namibia. She is currently the appointed Governor of Khomas Region where she continues to support various initiatives that support the development and well-being of Namibians.
She was appointed to the NBL Board on 2 April 2012.
Roland Pirmez (59)
Qualifications: Engineering degree in Agriculture, Master’s degree in Brewing (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Roland was appointed President of Heineken Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe in 2015. From 2013 until 2015, he was President of Asia, Pacific Brewery Co Limited (APB) and CEO of APB. Roland joined Heineken in 1995. From 1995 to 1998, he was Managing Director of Heineken Angola. In 1998, he was appointed General Manager of Thai APB, Thailand and in 2002, became CEO of Heineken in Russia.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 8 September 2015.
Steven Siemer (52)
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business Economics (University of Groningen)
Steven was appointed Finance Director of Heineken Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe in 2017. From 2014 to 2017, he was Finance Director of Heineken Spain. Steven joined Heineken in 1990 as Marketing Controller of Heineken Netherlands. In 2001, he was appointed as Finance Director of Heineken Ireland. From 2005 to 2010, Steven worked at Heineken CEE, Austria as Head of Region Control and Business Development Director. From 2010 until 2014, he was Finance Director of Brau Union Austria.
He was appointed to the NBL Board on 1 July 2017.