O&L appoints Terence Makari as MD of O&L Leisure

October 5, 2015, 1:38pm


The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group is dedicated to growing talent as part of its commitment to the company’s purpose of “Creating a future, enhancing life”.

As such, O&L employees are presented with the opportunity to not only grow in their existing roles, but to move within the group, thereby advancing their careers and making the most of creating a future, enhancing life for themselves, while enhancing the sustainability of the group.

In light of this, O&L is proud to announce another milestone achieved by one of its long-serving and dedicated employees, Terence Makari, who has now been appointed to the position of Managing Director at O&L Leisure. Makari has taken over the reins from international hotelier and industry veteran, Bruce Hutchison who tendered his resignation at the end of August 2015 and has now entered into retirement.

Terence became part of the O&L family in 2001 when he was appointed as Manager: Human Resources for Pick n Pay Namibia - a position that was broadened with time to incorporate other Retail businesses at the time, such as Windhoek Schlachterei; Lumber City; Kraatz Steel, and Rieck Joinery.

Five years later, he joined Hangana Seafood in August 2006 as Human Capital Manager for a period of two years. This was followed by his appointment as Human Capital Manager for Namibia Breweries Limited in July 2008, a position he held till his recent appointment as Deputy Managing Director of O&L Leisure.

Terence holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.COMM) degree from the University of Namibia; an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Hons. B.COMM) from the University of South Africa and a Master of Business Management and Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch.

Makari served as a Commissioner on the EEC board for the last three years, and has recently been nominated and duly elected as a board member at the Namibia Employers Federation’s (NEF) AGM.

With the announcement of his new appointment at O&L Leisure, Makari had the following to say: “I would like to sincerely thank the O&L Group for the confidence shown in me with this appointment and I look forward to contribute towards the success of O&L Leisure, ensuring that the business delivers on the set strategic objectives that will enable the Group to achieve our Vision 2019 goals”.

The O&L Group Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme congratulated Makari on his new role and said that the O&L Group “shares joy and pride in people like Makari who make use of the development opportunities within the group, to grow in their careers and in so doing create opportunities for themselves and others to succeed”.