O&L Company Profile
As a truly African company employing 5 568 people in various sectors, the Ohlthaver & List Group is rooted in and committed to, Africa and all her peoples. The Group emerged from the early Ohlthaver & List Bank Kommission partnership between Hermann Ohlthaver and Carl List in 1919; subsequently Ohlthaver & List Finance and Trading Corporation Limited (Olfitra) was established in Namibia on the 13th of May 1923. The Group’s Headquarters is located in Windhoek, Namibia.
Today, O&L is Namibia’s largest privately held group of companies, with revenues contributing about 4% to GDP, business interests in food production, fishing, beverages, farming, retail trade, information technology, property leasing and development, marine engineering, steel retailing and the leisure and hospitality industry. The parent company of Olfitra is O&L Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and List Trust Company (Proprietary) Limited, with the controlling shareholder of the O&L Group being the Werner List Trust.
With annual revenues of over N$5 billion, O&L is a major contributor to state coffers and is in the position of representing a significant contributor to GDP in Namibia. Wherever it operates, this broad-based group is actively engaged in uplifting the lives of its people, its consumers and society generally. We at O&L are relentless in our pursuit of creating a sustainable future for all and therefore passionately embrace our Purpose: ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ in everything we do while actively pursuing our Vision, which is: ‘To be the most progressive and inspiring company’.