Board Of Directors

DR. Bolelang C. Pheko (Chairperson)

Dr Pheko is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Botswana. She holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Her other qualifications include a Master of Education from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Botswana. Her career in Education began in 1981 at Moeding Col­lege. Dr Pheko later joined the University of Botswana as the Assistant Registrar in 1989 where her practical management began. Dr. Pheko has published numerous publications which centered on Education, Educational Leadership, Management, Training and Development, Training Policy for Leaders and Managers. Dr Pheko’s experience in Board leadership and management began in 2000 as a member of the Board of Moeding College , which culminated in her being the chairperson of the Board of Moeding College from 2008- 2010.

Mr. Reginald Lefitlhile Ketshabile (Vice Chairperson)

Mr Ketshabile holds a Bachelor of Theology (B TH), Bachelor of Business Administra­tion (BBA), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He has undergone management development programmes at several institutions in Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, USA, etc. Mr. Ket­shabile worked as Personnel and Training Manager/Human Re­sources Manager and Acting General Manager (Administration), respectively, at Botswana Meat Commission. At Botswana Rail­ways, he was the Assistant General Manager (Human Resources) and Acting General Manager, respectively. He is the Director of Regie’s Hotel (PTY)LTD and a Member of the Botswana Prisons Council. Moruti Ketshabile is a Non-Stipendary, Non -iterinent Min­ister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) serving Botswana Central Circuit ( Mahalapye, Palapye, Serowe and Sho­shong).

Mr. Benjamin Thuso Mokgolodi

Mr Mokgolodi holds a Master of Architecture and B.Sc. Architecture both from the University of Wiscounsin in the United States of America. He has also carried out studies towards an MBA with De Montfort University. He did his B.Sc. Part I at the University of Botswana. Mr. Mokgolodi’s vast experience as an Architect covers con­struction projects of Boarder Posts, Office Buildings, Education Build­ings from classroom to multi-storey library, Police Station to Prison, Laboratories to Auditorium to name just a few. Part of his time has been dedicated to advancing the Architectural Pro­fession in Botswana mainly as President of the Architects Association of Botswana (AAB) liaising with various bodies’ policy formulation etc. including the development of the Architects Registration Act. He has also been involved in advisory roles for a number of years in the development of the new Central Business District in the New CBD Advisory Committee as its Chairperson. He is also active as a National Technical Committee chairperson (Botswana Bureau of Standards) involved in the formulation of various standards for the construction industry.

Mr. Oteng Shimane Mamparanyane (Chairman of the Tender Committee)

Mr Mamparanyane holds an MBA from the Univer­sity of Botswana. He also has a an M.Sc. in Public Health Engineering from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom as well as a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic (Brighton University) also in the United Kingdom. His career in Civil Engineering spans twenty seven years having worked for organizations which comprise a firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors, a Town Council, numerous firms of Consulting Engineers and an Urban Water Authority. He is a found­ing Director of a wholly-owned citizen consulting engineering and project management firm. During this period Mr. Mamparanyane has designed and supervised township infrastructure projects, comprising storm water drainage, sewerage and water reticulation and roads. He possesses a wealth of experience in contract management using the various FIDIC Conditions of Contract. He is a member of the Botswa­na Institute of Engineers.

Mr. Baemedi Koofitlhile Mmopi (Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee)

Mr Mmopi is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries And Administrators (ACIS) both obtained in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in Accounting (DABS) from Botswana Insti­tute of Administration and Commerce. His career in finance profes­sion spans a total of forty one (41) years with the Botswana Power Corporation. He is currently Manager, Finance and Administration– Strategic Projects at BPC and his main duties cover overall project financial management, including Accounting and Project Treasury activities. Mr. Mmopi is currently chairs the Board Finance and Audit Commit­tee of Botswana Housing Corporation and also serving in various social committees.

Mr. Stephen B. Tiroyakgosi

Mr Tiroyakgosi is a lawyer currently working for the AG’s Chambers. Most of his work involves the drafting and nego­tiation of government commercial contracts, advising on prepara­tion of legal opinions in respect of financial and financial guarantee agreements and negotiation and drafting of international agree­ments; the job also entails advising other government departments on various aspects of law such as environmental law, international trade law and other legal aspects of government commercial busi­ness. He has previously worked at the Botswana International Uni­versity of Science and Technology as Director for Legal Services and Council Secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Uni­versity of Botswana and a Master of Laws (International Law) from the Australian National University.

Mr. Felix Monggae (MSc)

Mr Monggae is currently the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism. He started his career in conser­vation as a wildlife officer in the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) in 1996. This was after he acquired a BA Degree at the University of Botswana (Environmental Science and English) followed by a Diploma in Education. He also graduated Strategic Management with the University of Derby in 2012. He joined Kalahari Conservation Society as the Con­servation Officer and became the Chief Executive Officer to date. During the last 14 years, he had opportunities that present him as an advocate of changes natural resources management with inclination to stakeholder participation and livelihoods improvements. Mr. Monggae is also serving in various Boards like the Cheetah Foundation Botswana, Botswana Conser­vation Trust Fund and also served 4 years in the Botswana Tourism Organ­isation Board. These are positions that came about due to Mr. Monggae’ s advocacy, lobbying and communication skills in conservation and sustain­able development circles. In the SADC region, Mr. Monggae is a champion of Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) and he is also the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) Chairman of the East and Southern Africa.

Mr. Joseph B. Mosimane

Mr Mosimane holds an MBA Finance from University of Leices­ter in the United Kingdom. He also has a (Accounting) Degree from the University of Botswana and an Association of Cost and Executive Ac­countants (ACEA) qualification from the United Kingdom. Mr. Mosimane is a Certified Balanced Score Card Professional accredited by the University of Washington USA. He kick started his accounting career with numerous organizations from 1990 to 2000. In 2000 he joined the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) as Head of Finance and Ad­ministration. He was later promoted to the position of Director – Corporate Services in 2003 and subsequently Director of Financial Services in 2007 where his responsibilities included formulating financial management and financial sustainability policies, systems and the strategies in line with the organization’s strategic objectives. Mr. Mosimane is currently General Man­ager – Corporate Services at the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund where his is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the provision of ICT, Finance and Accounting and Human Capital Strategies, policies and programmes for BPOPF Management and Board of Trustees. Mr. Mosimane has served in several Parastatal and private boards. He currently serves as a board member of the National development bank (NDB). He is a Council member of the ABM University. He was the founding member of Africa 53 Provident Fund.

Ms. Helen Chedza Chilisa

Ms Chilisa holds an MBA in Aerospace Management from the Toulouse School of Business in France. She also has an Executive Education MBA in Aerospace Management Intensive Programme from the University of Montreal (HEC Montreal) in Canada. In addition she has an MSc. in International Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management, both from the University of Strath­clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Her career manifests from Barclays Bank Botswana where she was a recipient of the Management Development Programme, her roles included assistant to the Retail and Corporate Director. Other positions she has held include Relationship Executive at Stanbic Bank Botswana in the Executive Banking Suite, Market Development Manager at Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (SABMiller subsidiary) and Marketing Manager at Air Botswana, at Air Botswana an opportunity was extended to her to act in the positions of Director, Customer & Ground Services and Director, Commercial. Helen is currently the Country Manager at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is responsible for the successful implementation of ACCA’s Sub Sahara Africa strategy for Botswana. Helen is a Pan Africanist and an avid reader. Her areas of interest include Afri­can Development, Cross Cultural Management and Global Leadership.

Mr Sebele Molalapata

Mr S. Molalapata is a Professional Mining Engineer, with demonstrable Leadership and Managerial competencies, as well as in-depth Technical knowledge of the Mining Industry and the Mining business, in general. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada (1986) as well as a Diploma in Business Management from the European Business School in France (1994).He has worked for one of the largest Explosives Companies in Africa (African Explosives Limited) at Senior Management level, where he was responsible for both the Technical and Commercial interests of the Company in Botswana as the Regional Manager. He has also worked for some of the largest Mining Houses in Africa and Internationally (De Beers/Debswana Diamond Company, Norilsk Nickel/Tati Nickel Mining Company, as well as Leighton International’s Majwe Mining Joint Venture). During the period that he was working for the companies above, he held positions responsible for Mining Operations, Mining Technical Services, Strategic Planning, as well as Mining Projects.His Mining experience cuts across Open pit, as well as Underground mining in both hard rock (BCL) and soft rock mining (Morupule Colliery).Mr S. Molalapata is a team builder and a great listener who has a strong desire to learn and to grow. He strongly believes in unity of purpose and in the power of determination and self-drive.


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