He is a Namibian citizen who returned from Central Europe toNamibia at the endof 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. Duringhis timeat INBEV, he liaisedwith 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). Company Profile Ohorongo (Pty) Ltd. is one of the first of Namibia’s cement manufacturers and owns one of the most modern cement plants in Africa. It was constructed over the course of two years by leading international engineering company Polysius, with local companies involved in the provision of infrastructure and the building of civil works, at a total initial investment of N$ 2.5 billion. Since then, the company invested further into a composite cement plant and a third packaging line, and a new depot in Ondangwa, bringing the total investment to date in excess of N$ 3 billion. Ohorongo commenced production in December 2010 and has a current production capacity in excess of a million tonnes of high-quality cement annually, for both local consumption and special projects. All raw materials required for the production process are sourced in Namibia and the entire value chain takes place within the country, which makes Ohorongo products a 100% proudly Namibian product. Guiding Principals Ohorongo’s limestone deposits yield sufficient raw material to produce in excess of 1 million tons of cement per annum for the next 300 years. One of our overall goals is to create today what will have long-term benefits for future generations. In order to achieve this, and not to be distracted by short-term targets, we align our decisions and actions with a set of key values that are applicable to all members of the Ohorongo family. In it for the long haul, together For Ohorongo to succeed, it is essential that we build and maintain solid relationships of mutual trust with staff, customers, suppliers and stakeholders alike. Ohorongo actively nurtures strong partnerships based on reciprocal confidence and fair, ethical and honest conduct, with the common goal of shared long-term prosperity, rather than short-term individual gain. Integrity Throughout the start-up process, Ohorongo has adopted a stance of absolute adherence to the highest standards of corporate integrity, transparency and due process. The company intends maintaining this record and will not tolerate any unlawful action or unethical behavior from any of its employees or stakeholders. Producing for the next generation Ohorongo’s achievements todate are a direct result of the mother company, Schwenk’s dedication to technological advancements, and the adoption of best business principles and practices. In the interest of the quality of our product, the protection of the Namibian environment and the well-being and safety of our people, we intend to follow suit and strive for excellence by staying abreast of technological advancements, and learning from internationally adopted best practices, while heeding the lessons of the past. Each of Ohorongo’s business decisions is taken in consideration of its long-term impact on the environment and the socio-economic situation of the people living in the area. We are proud to have invested in the best technology available on the market, in order to ameliorate impacts on the surroundings. Ohorongo will not compromise the pride that future generations may have for what is created in the present through any shortsighted choices in the service of immediate gain. About Hans-Wilhelm www. ceotodaymagaine . com CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2021 - Namibia - Hans-WilhelmSchütte Managing Director of Ohorongo Cement (Pty.) Ltd www.ohorongo-cement.com “ Our vision is to be the leading cement supplier developing Namibia & beyond.