WINDHOEK, 13 AUG – The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group on Friday, 10 August went all out in celebrating outstanding employees at its annual 14th O&L Value Star Award ceremony. The annual occasion celebrates employees’ contribution to the O&L purpose and values, and recognizes those individuals that stood out throughout the year. Held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort & Casino with the theme ‘African Fashion’, overall winners were awarded with an all-expenses-paid edutain trip later this year.
The 2018 Value Star Award ceremony (celebrating outstanding employees over the period July 2017 to June 2018) saw individuals from the various operating companies under the O&L Group being rewarded for their hard work, commitment and efforts to their respective operating companies within the Group.
The overall winners of the O&L 2018 Value Star Awards are: Ezekiel Shikaneta (Dimension Data); Candice Dunaiski (Broll Namibia); Lamek Nangolo (Hangana Seafood); Bernard van Wyk (Kraatz); Nico Gericke (Namibia Breweries Limited); Marchellow van Wyk (Namibia Dairies); Stefanus Annandale (O&L Centre); Alpha Mubake (O&L Leisure), and Salmi Shigwedha (Pick n Pay).
Candice Dunaiski said: “I am still overwhelmed by the announcement as an overall Value Star. It still feels unreal, and I am extremely thankful! This recognition simply inspires and motivates me to continue to always go the extra mile.”
Nico Gericke said he was not expecting to be crowned overall Value Star, and was quite blown away, but a real sense of achievement overwhelmed me.
“It truly means a lot to be selected as the overall Value Star for NBL. Getting acknowledged for one’s hard work in such a massive company is a huge honor and something that I truly treasure,” said Gericke.
O&L Group Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme said O&L Values are the epitome of the O&L journey, and expressed satisfaction of the O& L Ambassadors as the Group nears its 100th anniversary.
“I am grateful that we could once again celebrate our 2018 overall Value Star winners who were recognized for their passion in owning our purpose and how they live and lead the O&L values to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy not only in the workplace but also in society and the country at large,” said Thieme.
The O&L Group Director: Human Capital, Berthold Mukuahima added: “The O&L Value Star platform plays a critical part in our commitment to being a Great Place To Work (GPTW). It is absolutely important for us to recognize our employees’ passion, commitment and efforts in keeping our values alive. I would also like to recognize the O&L Group Employee Engagement team, under the leadership of O&L Group Manager: Employee Engagement, Sonja Thieme for organizing an unforgettable evening to celebrate our O&L Value Stars.”
Overall winners of this year’s Value Star Awards will enjoy a complimentary “Edutain” (a combination of an education and entertainment) adventure holiday to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, followed by a special treat to Namibia’s very own exquisite Chobe Water Villas from 16 to 22 October 2018. – NDN Staffer