Beautifully tenacious

Oscar Haihambo, the frontline manager at the Pick n Pay Namibia Wernhil branch, strongly believes in staying true to who you are, working hard and supporting your team.

29 November 2019 | Business

Mariselle Stofberg

Oscar Haihambo is a dedicated, focused and tenacious woman who believes in equipping oneself with knowledge while following your passion.

Haihambo attended various customer service training courses and basic computer courses throughout her career to broaden her knowledge and equip her with as many skills as possible.

Today Haihambo is the frontline manager at the Pick n Pay Namibia Wernhil branch.

Haihambo’s career path has its roots in her love for working with people and helping them to reach their full potential. “I had a dream I wanted to pursue and had a passion for life. Through my leaders within the industry I was driven in this career direction. My love for people made me what I am today,” she says.

Whenever young people have to make decisions on their career paths, Haihambo encourages them to follow their dreams and to stay true to who they are. “You must have passion, integrity and believe in yourself.”

Haihambo started her career at Pick n Pay 22 years ago as a cashier and was later promoted to customer service.

“Today I am a frontline manager. I am responsible for ensuring that services run smoothly at the tills and that we keep all the customers happy as we are their last point of contact in the store. I also need to ensure that my team is following the right company procedures,” she added.

“I face challenges every day, but I make sure to overcome them and do my work to the best of my ability. The most rewarding part is when I see every customer and staff member happy and to be able to witness growth in the shop sales.”

Haihambo is working towards being a customer consultant for PnP in the whole of Namibia.

Haihambo believes her corporate superpower is her ability to stay true to her moral standards and maintaining her efficiency in everything she undertakes.

“In life things are not easy. You need to be strong to ensure a secure future for yourself and the people surrounding you.”

If Haihambo could change anything in this world it would be the detrimental mentality and attitude of society and she would want to find ways in which the community can fight poverty.

Haihambo believes that there is more to a person than meets the eye. “Some people see me only as Oscar, but they don’t necessarily know who the real me is. I am strong, observant, a good listener and a problem solver. I might come across as very soft spoken, but I am also very strict and traditional. I can analyse something and someone and get to the bottom of that scenario.”

Similar News


Meatco gets bulk of Norwegian quota

5 days ago - 05 December 2019 | Business

The Meat Board of Namibia has allocated next year's 1 600-tonne Norwegian beef export quota to Meatco and the Brukkaros abattoir. Meatco received a 1...

Synthetic diamonds pose a threat

5 days ago - 05 December 2019 | Business

Namdeb managing director Riaan Burger says although synthetic diamonds are a threat to his company; it is not something he is losing sleep over.He made...

PwC Namibia Walvis Bay office offers more than just...

6 days ago - 04 December 2019 | Business

Ansie Rossouw - As we approach the end of a very busy year, it is customary to reflect on the year gone by, as well...

Focus on people as well as profit

6 days ago - 04 December 2019 | Business

Zoe Tabary - Consumers have the power to make companies behave better and look beyond the bottom line, business leaders and activists said on Wednesday,...

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco casts IPO net

6 days ago - 04 December 2019 | Business

Anuj Chopra - From taboo-busting religious support to easy credit and fervent jingoism, Saudi Arabia pulled out all the stops to prop up Aramco's IPO...

Key zones saved from mining

1 week ago - 02 December 2019 | Business

With about 75% of mining revenue generated in protected areas, a policy has been developed that identifies nine areas in the country where prospecting and...

Finding the law

1 week ago - 29 November 2019 | Business

Elizabeth JosephPull Quote: “Hard work and integrity go hand in hand; you can’t have one and not the other.” –Ray Silungwe, founder of Silungwe Legal...

Building dreams and futures through football

1 week ago - 29 November 2019 | Business

Evany van WykFranklin-Luke Philander from Tsumeb is the night security supervisor at the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, where he grew up. In 2011 he matriculated...

Knowledge knows no gender

1 week ago - 29 November 2019 | Business

Mariselle StofbergMaking your mark as a woman in a male-dominated industry is not for the faint-hearted, but Anel Wasserfall has proven that the tide is...

Perseverance is key

1 week ago - 29 November 2019 | Business

Evany van WykDeciding to become an entrepreneur is a huge step in anybody’s life. You take responsibility for your own future and that of others,...

Latest News

Debts, joblessness fuel latest rating...

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Economics

Rating agency Moody's downgraded Namibia's economy on Friday to a Ba2 rating but changed the outlook to stable, citing among other things rising government debt...

By-elections galore in January

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Politics

Four by-elections are scheduled to take place on 15 January in constituencies vacated by councillors who resigned because of the enforcement of Article 47 of...

Geingob 'oblivious' to corruption

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Government

If President Hage Geingob does not realise how endemic corruption is in Namibia and what role it played in the humiliation decline of his and...

Trivialising corruption

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Opinion

President Hage Geingob's defensive stance on corruption – capped by his remark on Friday that the problem is not systemic – cannot go unchallenged.For a...

Winning the fight against measles

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Health

Over the past decade there has been a drastic decline in measles cases in Namibia, dropping from 1 815 to only 16 confirmed cases this...

What a year

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Sports

As I write my last column for 2019, I would like to reflect on what I feel was good and bad this year in the...

Ashikoto hopes for better 2020

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA Power-Power Development and Boxing Academy promoter Risto Ashikoto says he hopes for a better...

Javier Mascherano unveiled as Estudiantes...

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Sports

NAMPA/XINHUA Javier Mascherano said Saturday that he feels motivated and ready to return to Argentinian football after his official unveiling as...

Go all out for Olympic...

1 day - 09 December 2019 | Sports


Load More