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IUM confers Doctorate in Business and Entrepreneurship, honoris causa On business personality, Mr Sven Thieme


During its 15th graduation ceremony today, the IUM conferred an honorary Doctorate degree in Business and Entrepreneurship (DBE), to the well-known business personality, Mr Sven Thieme, for a substantive and progressive entrepreneurial career in Namibia.

Mr Thieme is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and the current CEO and Executive Chairman of the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies.

According to IUM, Mr Thieme’s personal achievements and invaluable contributions, made personally and through his leadership of the O&L Group of companies, has had a significant impact on Namibia’s economy, especially in the areas of commercial development and employment creation.

From a chartered accountant position, he navigated his rise through a complex business structure, to become CEO and Executive Chairman of the O&L Group Pty, a group which is today, assessed as Namibia’s largest private sector Corporation, by asset value, employment numbers and corporate social responsibility indicators.

In his acceptance remarks, Mr Thieme, had this to say: “…I truly appreciate the IUM conferring this honorary doctorate degree upon me. I will forever wear it with pride and humility and allow it to serve as a testament to the value of contributing to one’s community and country”.

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