Corporate world after gold medalist Jonas

27 July 2018 Author   Michael Uugwanga
Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Jonas Junias Jonas, could be in line for some rich pickings after several companies reportedly expressed interest in working with the young boxing sensation.
Although details remain sketchy, the Windhoek Observer understands that several companies have approached the boxer with the view to work with him as their brand ambassador who won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Ohorongo Cement is one of the companies that have expressed an interest to form a partnership with Jonas.
This weekend, the boxer will make an appearance as the cement maker’s brand ambassador during a one-day promotion event at Crown Built It in the Northern industrial area in Windhoek.
Ohorongo Cement Marketing Manager, Carina Sowden, told the Windhoek Observer that the partnership is their way of celebrating Jonas’ achievement at the Commonwealth Games especially after the difficulties he went through in Brazil in 2016, when he was charged for attempting to sexually assault an Olympic village housekeeper.
“With all these negativities against him, we chose him because Jonas has strength and we at Ohorongo Cement are winners, meaning the two go hand in hand.
“Ohorongo provides international quality and strength, which is also another reason why we chose Jonas, as he is the epitome of strength. Only one beats Jonas on strength, and that is Ohorongo Cement,” Sowden said.
She said if the weekend event goes well, there is a possibility that a similar promotion will be held in the northern part of the country.
Jonas told the Windhoek Observer that he is happy to be associated with a big brand like Ohorongo Cement.
“I am very much happy to be the brand ambassador of Ohorongo Cement. There are some few companies that have approached me to be their ambassador, but I cannot reveal their names now because we have not yet finalised the deals,” he said.
Jonas (24), who has no scheduled fights until next year, is also an upcoming entrepreneur as he runs a small business at his parents’ house in Swakopmund.
“I run my own small trading business at home. It has been operating for nearly three years now.”
He said winning the gold medal has not changed him “at all because I remain who I am”.


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