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Corporate Governance

The Directors of the Board are committed to the responsible and transparent corporate governance practices in the management of our firm, by ensuring the accountability of every individual within our organization, through mechanism aiming to eliminate the principal agent problem.

Gerhard Hugo Hirth (Chairman)

Gerhard Hugo Hirth (Chairman)

Mr. Gerhard Hirth worked for the SCHWENK Group since 2000. He was the Chief Executive Officer as well as the chairman of the downstream activities of the group. Mr. Hirth has more than 40 years of experience in the German cement industry. He held several supervisory board mandates in the industry and performed extensive activities within the German and European Cement Associations and other industry associations. He was President of the German cement works association (VDZ) for more than 12 years. Currently he is a member of the advisory council of the Schwenk Group.

He was involved in the development and use of alternative fuels from the very beginning as well as in activities in the cement and concrete sector (downstream).

Mr. Hirth held leading positions in concrete and other building material activities which led him to America, Asia and Southern Africa.
He studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe/Germany and holds a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree (graduate engineer).

Mr. Hirth is the Chairman of Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd.

Hans-Wilhelm Schütte (Managing Director)

Hans-Wilhelm Schütte (Managing Director)

Mr. Hans-Wilhelm Schütte is the Managing Director of Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd.

He is a Namibian citizen who returned from Central Europe to Namibia at the end of 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in a financial environment and has a strong background in finance, sales and marketing activities. He joined the Schwenk Group in August 2008.
Before joining Ohorongo, Mr. Schütte held the position of Business Unit President at INBEV, one of the leading brewers in the world. During his time at INBEV, he liaised with a wide range of stakeholders – government, regulators, private shareholders, financial investors and audit committees.

Mr. Schütte’s 25 years of experience led him to South Africa, West Africa and West & Central Europe. His strategic experience in Central Europe included the implementation of a Route to Market Strategy and World Class Commercial program for the different countries.

He studied at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and holds a B.Comm degree (Cum Laude), B.Comm (Hons) Management degree and in May 1990, had a first time examination pass from the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (C.I.M.A.). In 1990 he became an associate member of the Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA in London).

Stefan Leo Fink (Non-Executive Director)

Stefan Leo Fink (Non-Executive Director)

Dr. Stefan Fink has been with the SCHWENK Group since January 2014 and is also a non-executive director of Ohorongo Cement (Pty) Ltd. He is a member of the Management Board of SCHWENK Zement and in charge of Finance, Controlling and Purchasing.

Before joining the SCHWENK Group, he worked for Dyckerhoff AG in Wiesbaden/Germany, a multinational producer of cement and ready-mixed concrete, for 25 years. From 2004 to 2013, he was a member of the Executive Board of Dyckerhoff AG and the Chief Financial Officer.

Dr. Fink studied at the Technical University in Aachen/Germany and obtained his Masters in Business and Engineering and a Ph. D. in Engineering.

Gerhard Kaminski (Non-Exeutive Director)

Gerhard Kaminski (Non-Exeutive Director)

Mr. Gerhard Kaminski has been working for the SCHWENK Group since 2000 and is also a non-executive director of Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd.

His responsibilities as a member of the Management Board of SCHWENK Zement are Human Resources, IT/Organization, Internal audit, Compliance and Corporate Communications.

Mr. Kaminski was involved in many international business reengineering and IT projects, like introducing ERP and CAD/CAM systems. He performs additional activities as a board member of some German employer associations and is significantly involved in wage and salary negotiations.

Peter Frank Koep (Non-Executive Director)

Peter Frank Koep (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Peter Koep is the founder and former senior partner of Koep & Partners, a law firm in Namibia. Since his retirement as senior partner, he has spent most of his time as an independent legal advisor and as a director of a variety of companies.

He has extensive knowledge of the Namibian mining and energy sectors and regularly undertakes due diligences and the offering of political and economic feasibility-related analyses and advice to potential investors. He has been intimately involved in the largest project finance transactions undertaken in Namibia to date. He is a court-accredited mediator and often acts as such in commercial disputes.

Mr. Koep is a long-standing member of the Law Society of Namibia, previous Councillor of the Law Society of Namibia, convener of the Committee on Human Rights, previous member of the board for Legal Education and a previous member of the International Bar Association. He was the founding member and subsequently president of Namibia Peace Plan 435, working for the implementation of United Nations Resolution 435 of 1978 leading to the independence of Namibia.

Since his retirement Mr. Koep remains involved in the development of Namibia, advising on a number of issues mainly related to the expansion of the tourism industry and the development of the infrastructure there.

Elize Mutaleni Angula (Non-Executive Director)

Elize Mutaleni Angula (Non-Executive Director)

Ms. Elize Angula is a director and legal practitioner at AngulaCo. Incorporate, a law firm, presently operating at Unit 112 E/F Block C, Maerua Park, Centaurus Road, Windhoek.

She was admitted as a legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia in June 1998. She has since practiced law as an attorney and conveyancer. Ms. Angula holds a B.Proc degree from the University of the Western Cape and a certificate in Corporate Governance from the University of Johannesburg. 

She is a Notary Public and court accredited mediator.

She served as president of the Law Society of Namibia from 2005 to 2006. In 2006 she became a non-executive director of the Development Bank of Namibia and chaired the board from 2008 until 2014. She is a non-executive director of Foschini Retailer (Proprietary) Limited, Frans Indongo Group (Proprietary) Limited, Namibia Asset Management (Proprietary) Limited and TransNamib Holdings Limited. In these capacities she serves on the Human Resources Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

She presently serves as chairperson of the Lands Tribunal, Ministry of Land and Resettlement. In March 2014 she was appointed by the President of the Republic of Namibia to the Judicial Service Commission.

Jenny Juanita Comalie (Non-Executive Director)

Jenny Juanita Comalie (Non-Executive Director)

Ms. Jenny Comalie is a Namibian qualified Chartered Accountant (CA NAM) with over 18 years’ experience in banking and non-banking environments and is well exposed to strategy creation and implementation.

She has worked in various positions with the Olthaver & List Group, Deloitte & Touche, Standard Bank, PointBreak Holdings and NIPAM where her skills in finance, strategy, operations management and execution were refined.
FNB Holdings Limited, First National Bank of Namibia Limited, Development Bank of Namibia, Namport, Oryx Properties and NORED have enjoyed the use of her skills over the years as a non-executive director which added to the depth of these various boards on one hand and enriched her governance exposure on the other.

Ms. Comalie is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of NamPost Savings Bank and leads the Financial Services Business unit, including the related projects to ensure greater focus and success for NamPost.

Tania Hangula (Non-Executive Director)

Tania Hangula (Non-Executive Director)

Ms. Tania Hangula has extensive administration experience in the public sector and is currently the Executive Director of Business Development at Arandis Mining Services. She is also a managing member of Umoja Trading Enterprises, which is a company with interest in the Namibian Petroleum Industry, as well as other business sectors.

In her capacity as Chairperson of the Development Bank of Namibia, she serves as a non-executive director on the board of Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd. Furthermore, she as vice-chairperson for the state-owned Namib Desert Diamonds (NAMDIA) company.

Ms. Hangula holds a national diploma in Commerce from the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) and a paralegal certificate from the University of Cape Town. She completed the Women in Leadership program with the University of Cape Town, a Management Development program at the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a Director Development program at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in South Africa.

Lesego Judith Sennelo (Non-Executive Director)

Lesego Judith Sennelo (Non-Executive Director)

Ms. Lesego Sennelo is a Chartered Accountant CA (SA), a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum, Eisenhower Fellowships and President of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) Forum.

She serves as the Managing Director of AWCA Investment Holdings Limited (AIH), an investment arm of AWCA, where she’s been instrumental in deal origination to closure for the organisation as well as managing the operations and reporting to the chairman of the board. She also serves on the board of AIH as well as the investee companies of the entity.

Ms. Sennelo serves as a non-executive director for the African Women Investment Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) board in her capacity as AWCA president and Onelogix Group Limited. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors. She is the appointed non-executive director at Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd. and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited during 2017.

Her previous board responsibilities include the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LIMDEV), Limpopo Business Support Agency (LIBSA), Trade Investment Limpopo (TIL), Limpopo Agriculture Development Corporation (LADC), Great North Transport (GNT), Corridor Mining Resources (CMR), Duma Travel as audit committee member of the Department of Environmental Affairs, SASFIN Holdings Limited and MedShield.

She has diverse professional experience including auditing, financial management, corporate governance, strategy development and implementation, project management, investment management, business development, stakeholder and people management.

Mission, Vision & Values

To become the supplier of choice, supplying the highest quality products, building solid business relationships with all stakeholders. To be the leading cement supplier developing Namibia & beyond. Re...

Quality

In 2007, at the invitation of a group of Namibian entrepreneurs, German cement producer Schwenk Group established Ohorongo as an autonomous, Namibian-registered company. Over a construction period of 22 months, thi...

Ohorongo Shareholding

Ohorongo Cement is a local Namibian operated & registered company, with international shareholding. Once the Greenfield risks were over, it is the intention of the company to increase local shareholding. Sh...

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Ohorongo Haus
Schanzenweg 35, Klein Windhoek
P.O. Box 86842, Eros
Tel: +264 61 389 300

Cement Plant
Sargberg Plant, North Otavi
P.O.Box 444, Tsumeb
Tel: +264 67 235 7000



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