Namibia Breweries has appointed Hendrik van der Westhuizen as its new MD.

Van der Westhuizen, who is currently MD at Hangana Seafood, will join Namibia Breweries on 2 April next year, the brewer confirmed to just-drinks today (28 November). Diageo and Heineken have a combined 28.9% stake in Namibia Breweries, which is controlled by Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies.

Sven Thieme, the executive chairman of Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies, will continue as acting MD of Namibia Breweries until van der Westhuizen's arrival. Thieme assumed the managing directorship in September 2007 on an interim basis.