Who we are
Meet the people who get Shell in Namibia moving: introducing Shell Namibia Upstream and Vivo Energy Namibia.
In Namibia, Shell is in the early stages of exploring for oil and natural gas and therefore has a small representative office, in Windhoek. We have four staff members, three of whom are Namibian. We also work with expert Shell colleagues from around the world. Vivo Energy Namibia, which markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, employs around 78 permanent employees. Together we work across a range of activities to help provide the energy and products that we all need.
Find out here about some of the members of Shell and Vivo Energy in Namibia.
Leader Spotlight: Dennis Zekveld – Country Chair, Shell Namibia
Dennis is the Country Chair of Shell Namibia. He has 20 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He started with Shell in the UK in 2000, and his career with the company continued in the Middle East, North Africa, the Netherlands, Russia and the USA. He has served Shell in various capacities within the industry, mainly in Commercial and New Business Development leadership roles.
Dennis took up his current position as Country Chair of Shell Namibia in 2014. He was the Vice Chair of the Namibia Petroleum Operators Association from 2015 to 2019. In 2019 Dennis also took on the role of General Manager for Shell Upstream South Africa. He and his family are thoroughly enjoying living and working in Namibia.
Leader Spotlight: Edward Walugembe – Managing Director, Vivo Energy Namibia
“I want us to remain number one in our market”
An engineer by profession, Edward holds an Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University and an MBA from ESAMI Business School. He joined Shell in 1998 as an Engineer. Edward then moved into lubricants and thereafter into commercial sales. When Shell transitioned to Vivo Energy, he moved into retail. He characterises Vivo Energy as an organisation with a real thirst for growth, a very dynamic company, with great growth ambitions and that empowers the Operating Units (OUs) to play significant roles in their respective markets.
As Managing Director, Vivo Energy Namibia, Edward sees his role as the engine that will drive growth for the company. Having tasted early success in helping his Operating Unit (OU) to maintain its number one position in the market, Edward is inspired and determined to ensure that he continues to do all he can to maintain the lead.
Staff Spotlight: Keron Domingos - Exploration Geoscientist at Shell Namibia Upstream
Keron is the newest member of the Shell team in Namibia, having joined the company in 2019. Keron works as an Exploration Geoscientist, which involves mapping the subsurface to better understand where oil and gas may be present, then identifying potential areas for drilling and obstacles to avoid.
Keron gained a Masters in Petroleum Geology and Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Namibia.
Staff Spotlight: Charmaine Indongo – Vivo Energy Namibia Retail Manager
“Prioritize self-improvement and performance”
Charmaine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with specialisation in Strategic Management and Marketing. She has also completed various management certificates, including the management development programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and is currently pursuing her Masters’ Degree.
Most of Charmaine’s professional experience has been within the petroleum industry. Having spent over eight years initially with Shell Namibia, and now with Vivo Energy Namibia, as the Retail Manager, her core function is retail network expansion.
She started off as a marketing implementer, focusing on retail business expansion and later the commercial part of the business. Soon after she was identified and developed for the role of the Marketing Manager. Within a year and a half, Charmaine was moved into a further development programme, where she was prepared for the current role of Retail Manager.
For information on careers with Shell, please visit our global careers site: https://www.shell.com/careers.html
For information on careers with Vivo Energy, please visit the Vivo Energy Namibia careers site: https://www.vivoenergy.com/Where-we-Operate/Namibia/Careers
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