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Executive Chairman

Email: s***@***.na
Local Address: United States
Ohlthaver & List
 
Background

Employment History

  • Managing Director
    Ohlthaver & List
  • Executive Chairman
    O&L group of companies
  • Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
    O&L group of companies
  • Managing Director
    O&L group of companies
  • Chairman
    Namibia Breweries Limited
  • Chairman
    Development Bank of Namibia
  • Audit Manager
    Deloitte and Touche
  • Senior Manager
    Deloitte and Touche
  • Auditor
    Deloitte and Touche

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Ohlthaver & List

Education

  • Post-Graduate Diploma , Accounting
    University of Cape Town
127 Total References
Web References
O&L Executive Chairman, Sven ...
www.ohlthaverlist.com, 6 April 2014 [cached]
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, amongst others.
Sven Thieme (grandson of ...
www.ohlthaverlist.com, 4 April 2014 [cached]
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Ohlthaver & List - Company Info - O&L’s Historical Milestone
www.ohlthaverlist.com, 3 July 2013 [cached]
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In his address, Executive ...
agents.hotel-online.com, 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
In his address, Executive Chairman of the O&L Group, Sven Thieme expressed his delight at being able to deliver on the O&L Group purpose and promise of 'Creating a future, enhancing life' - through the Strand Hotel. He said: "Over the past years Namibia has made great progress in the development of our country and in particular the tourism industry. The recently concluded COP11 and Adventure Travel World Summit are testimony to that and is in no small measure thanks to the Government's Vision 2030 Goals, amongst others. They are a powerful incentive for real, tangible and collective action that was only possible because we have all worked together and continue to do so. We should all be proud of what has been accomplished."
Thieme added that it was important that everyone should collectively take development in their hands thereby empowering the people, enhancing inclusive and sustainable growth, environmental sustainability and living up to equity and good governance. He added: "I firmly believe that with an integrated approach where economic, social and environmental elements reinforce each other, we can achieve a developed Namibia - much faster than we think!
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He applauded Sven Thieme for his patience, persistence, commitment and dedication and daring to dream.
Prime Focus Magazine
www.primefocusmag.com, 1 Mar 2010 [cached]
November 2010 SVEN THIEME: The simplicity in complexity November 2010
The Ohlthaver and List (O&L) Group, one of Nam ibia's largest holding companies with interests in food production, fisheries, beverages, agriculture, retail trade, information technology, property development, leisure and hospitality as well as marine engineering was awarded the Second Best Company to Work For in southern Africa by Deloitte South Africa.
By winning the award, the company that came second to a US Company, McDonalds, is technically the best African company in the region.
The Group's Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme (ST) who sits on seven boards of the Group's subsidiaries and an influential personality in the Namibian corporate world discusses the recipe to his empire's continued success and the latest endeavours.
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Born 42 years ago on February 8, Sven Thieme took over the running the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) business empire following the death of his uncle Werner List in April 2002.
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Thieme has played a major role in turning around the fortunes of Model Pick 'n Pay and Windhoek Schlachterei. He designed and implemented O&L's empowerment deal with Epia Investments through which dividends will be ploughed back into rural communities.
He was also the architect of several joint ventures entered into by O&L, including the deal with Heineken and Diageo regarding Namibia Breweries as O&L expanded.
Married to Cecile nee Lescurate, Sven is a father of three, two girls and one boy. He began his primary school at Okahandja Primary 60km north of Windhoek, moved to the capital's Deutsche Hoehere Privat Schule from 1980 to 1986. He passed matric with university admission and flying colours after getting awards in mathematics, additional mathematics and physical sciences.
Thieme was admitted at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa from 1988 to 1990. He then went to the University of Cape Town for his Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting and then joined Deloitte & Touché where he completed his articles in 1995.
After his articles, he moved to Germany where some of his achievements are as follows:
. Thieme was Senior Manager for four years in Luxembourg at Deloitte & Touché where he was Auditor in charge of Deutsche Bank (Luxembourg) ( which made profit of N$1,2billion in 1998). . Auditor in charge of Nomura Bank (Luxembourg) (Increased audit & other services fees by 150%). . Auditor in charge of Europaeische Hypothekenbank. . Auditor in charge of HochTief (Luxembourg) (Construction company). . Auditor in charge of various other smaller operations.
A Chartered Accountant currently registered with both the Namibian and South African Institute(s) of Chartered Accountants, Thieme returned to Namibia in 1998 to join the O&L Group of companies.
A specialist in the training of the European Capital Adequacy Ratio Requirements, Thieme was given the reins at Model Pick 'n Pay Namibia as Chief Executive Officer upon his return in 1998.
He was then promoted to Managing Director of the O&L Group of Companies in 2001, a short-lived position, as he had to fill in the gap left by his late uncle.
Since April 2002, Thieme has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the O&L Group of Companies and fulfilled a number of roles for O&L, including managing the Group's approach to corporate governance.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Below are extracts from Sven Thieme's resume since returning to Namibia.
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SVEN THIEME: The simplicity in complexity
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