As a truly African company employing over 6,200 people in various sectors, the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group of Companies is rooted in, and committed to Africa, and all her people. The Group emerged from the early Ohlthaver & List Bank Kommission partnership between Hermann Ohlthaver and Carl List in 1919, where after Ohlthaver & List Limited was established in Namibia on the 13th of May 1923.
Today, O&L is Namibia’s largest privately held Group of Companies outside of the mining sector, with business interests in food production, fishing, beverages, farming, retail trade, information technology, property leasing and development, marine engineering, steelworks and the leisure and hospitality industry. The O&L Group of Companies was awarded the overall winner in the large category in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ‘Deloitte Best Company To Work For’ (BCTWF) survey in the SADC Region. The O&L Group further holds the No.1 position as the Best Company To Work For in Namibia in the large category for 2012 and 2013.
With annual revenues of close to N$5 billion, making O&L a significant contributor to state coffers, this broad based Group has grown to not only be a significant contributor to GDP in Namibia, but is actively engaged in uplifting the lives of its people, its consumers and society, wherever it operates. O&L is relentless in its pursuit of creating a sustainable future for all, and therefore passionately embraces its Purpose: “Creating a Future, Enhancing Life” in everything it does while actively pursuing its Vision which is “being a catalyst for positive change, delivering new realities and fulfilling dreams”.