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Breweries appoints new marketing manager

Rosemary Shippiki, marketing manager at Namibia Breweries. (Photograph contributed)Rosemary Shippiki has been appointed as Namibia Breweries (NBL)’s national marketing manager. Her appointment is effective 1 January 2012.
Shippiki joined Namibia Breweries in 1996 as a marketing assistant and has grown in various brand management roles over the years, to now lead the marketing team which owns the internationally acclaimed Windhoek trade mark and other prized national brands such as Tafel Lager.
“One of the O&L Group values is ‘We grow people’ and Rosemary’s achievements over the years demonstrates that Namibia Breweries Limited truly recognises growth and hard work over the years. Rosemary committed herself to growing NBL’s brands, and our people, and we are all very proud of her personal growth journey and the leadership she has demonstrated thus far,” said John Fitzgerald, O&L marketing director.”
Shippiki, who holds a MA in Marketing Management from the University of Middlesex, says she is looking forward to coaching and mentoring the marketing team and is grateful that her growth path included diverse exposure in the marketing department over the years.
One of Shippiki’s highlights was to manage the company flagship brand Windhoek Lager and seeing it grow to Namibia’s No 1 premium brand.
Shippiki says: “My male colleagues have embraced me and I am looking forward to making my contribution in shaping the future of Namibia Breweries Limited. I have learned that the glass ceiling does not exist. Your attitude determines your altitude.”
Shippiki added that over the past 15 years at NBL, she had many highlights as well as challenges, but according to her, “challenges will always be there, and it is up to oneself to see each challenge as an opportunity to improve and learn.”

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