Mr. Marvin T. Torto

Mr. Marvin T. Torto

Member

Mr. Marvin T. Torto is a founding Board Member of BoFiNet. He has extensive knowledge from a career background as a Bachelor of Law Degree holder from the University of Botswana, obtained in 1998. He provides critical advisory role to the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the legal aspects and impacts on the business. Mr. Torto is the Managing Partner of Salbany & Torto Attorneys, a Gaborone based multi-disciplinary firm of Legal Practitioners. He has previously served as the Vice Chairperson of the Law Society of Botswana and a member of the Judicial Service Commission. He holds a wealth of experience and practice in areas of property law, alternative dispute resolution and general litigation.

Mr. Gadzani Albert Thangwane

Mr. Gadzani Albert Thangwane

Member

Mr. Thangwane serves as the Chairperson of the Board Tender Committee at BoFiNet and a member of the Board Finance and Audit Committee. A telecommunications expert with thirty-six (36) years of experience within a technical environment including over ten (10) years of Management and Executive positions. Mr. Thangwane holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University in USA. He worked for Botswana Telecommunications Corporation and his role involved conceptualizing, planning and execution of the organizational strategies. He was elevated to the rank of General Manager Operations, responsible for service delivery and then General Manager Technology responsible for planning and development of the entire network infrastructure. He is currently a retired Telecommunications Engineer.

Ms. Yolisa Philips-Lejowa

Ms. Yolisa Philips-Lejowa

Member

Ms. Yolisa Philips-Lejowa is a member of the Board of Directors of BoFiNet and serves in both the Board Tender Committee and Board Human Resources Committee. She has over twenty (20) years of experience in the banking industry with an extensive involvement in the Digital Banking environment. Her role in the introduction of innovative solutions such as online Banking, cell phone Banking, FNB e-Wallet and Mobile App into the Botswana market was significantly notable. Currently she is part of the Virtual Payments Solutions (VPS) team; providing integration and aggregation services, for the management of virtual payments and disbursement solutions.

Mr. John Vassiliadis

Mr. John Vassiliadis

Member

Mr. Vassiliadis serves BoFiNet as a member of the Board Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. John Vassiliadis has a Masters in Information Security and Intelligence from Edith Cowan University (Australia), A Post Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Regulation from Westminster University (UK), Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BSc) - Computer Science from University of Botswana. In addition, Mr. Vassiliadis holds a number of professional certifications, some of which include a Datacenter Certified Expert (DCE) from EPI and Accredited Tier Designer from UPTIME. He is currently the ICT Director at HRDC having previously worked at Director Level under the Government Implementation Coordination Office, National Strategy Office in the Office of the President, e-Government office under Ministry of Transport and Communications, BTA, currently known as BOCRA, and has experience within the private sector.

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