BOARD OF DIRECTORS


MR. RATSELA MOOKETSI - BOARD CHAIRMAN

Mr. Ratsela Mooketsi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) since April 2012. Whilst a Director of Information Technology (IT) at the University of Botswana (UB) he successfully directed implementation of UB’s new ERP system, including going live of the Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Fleet, and Estates Management systems. He previously served as Network Manager, and then as Computer Services Manager at the University. He holds a Master of IT from The University of Newcastle (Australia), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telecommunications (UK), and Bachelor of Science (UB). He served in the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) Board of Directors from April 2006 to March 2012, where he was also Chairman of the Board Tender Committee.

 

MRS. PAULINE SEBINA

Mrs. Pauline Sebina is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) and that of Art of Living Botswana. She has previously served as Director in the Boards of Motor Vehicle Fund (MVA), Botswana Couriers and Botswana Savings Bank. She started her career as an accountant and later moved into management, which landed her the leadership role of General Manager of BECI. She has over 25 years experience in financial management and general management across industries inclusive of mining, telecommunications, SMME lending and ultimately found her home in the insurance industry.

MR. MARVIN TORTO

Mr. Marvin Torto serves in the Board of Directors of Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet). He is the Managing Partner of Salbany & Torto Attorneys, a Gaborone based multi disciplinary firm of Legal Practitioners. His areas of practice include property law and general litigation. Mr. Torto is also the Vice Chairman of the Law Society of Botswana Council. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Botswana, obtained in 1998.

 

MRS. MALEBOGO MPUGWA

Mrs. Malebogo Mpugwa serves in the Board of Directors of Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) and is a member of the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) Human Resources Board Committee. She serves as the Head of Human Resources for De Beers Global Sightholder Sales (DBGSS). She joined DBGSS in May 2012 from Standard Chartered Bank Botswana (SCBB) as the Regional Head of Human Resources for Consumer Banking Business in Southern Africa. She has extensive experience in the upstream diamond business and is now accelerating her learning and growth in the midstream side of diamond business.

YOLISA PHILIPS-LEJOWA

Yolisa has a wealth of experience gained over the past twenty (20) years in the Banking Industry. She holds the position of Director of eSolutions & Merchant services with FNBB. Her position comprises of overseeing online-banking delivery channels and Merchant Services which includes ecommerce, mCommerce and Point of Sale (POS). Through her effective leadership and fortitude of being results orientated, she has overseen the successful launch of various eSolutions into the Botswana market, to cater for the banked and under banked such as the FNB eWallet, Mobile Banking and the Mobile App. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership & Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK).

 

 LYNETTE ARMSTRONG

Lynette is a highly accomplished results driven Senior Finance Manager with more than seventeen years of financial management experience within the Botswana Exploration and Mining Industry.  Lynette is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is currently the Financial Controller at Debswana Diamond Mining Company. Lynette has an excellent track record for understanding shareholder needs, establishing timely, transparent and value added reporting, has solid experience in team development, employee relations, financial analysis and reporting. Lynette is also a Board member of the Debswana Pension Fund.  
Lynette has completed the Accelerated Development Programme at the London Business School, Management Development Programme at Stellenbosch Business School, as well as an Executive Leadership Personal Coaching programme.

 

GADZANI THANGWANE

Mr. Gadzani  A. Thangwane is a retired telecommunications engineer. He served Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) now Botswana Telecommunication Communications Limited (BTCL) for 36 years with over 10 of these years working at management and executive level. His role involved conceptualising, planning and the execution of the organisational strategies. At BTC, Thangwane rose through the Technical ranks to the positions of General Manager Operations responsible for service delivery and that of General Manager Technology responsible for planning and development of the entire network infrastructure. Thangwane holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University in USA
 

SHEDDEN MASUPE

SHEDDEN MASUPE is the Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI). He holds a BSc (Maths & Physics) from Mt Allison University (Canada), BScEng (Electrical – Communications and Fields) from University of New Brunswick (Canada), MSc (Digital Systems) from Cardiff University(UK) and a PhD (Electronics Engineering) from Edinburgh University(UK). Before ascending to position of Chief Executive at BITRI, Masupe was the Executive Director of Technologies at the same institution.   He was previously a Full Professor of Computer Engineering at BIUST and also an Associate Professor of Digital Systems and Computer Engineering at UB.  Prof Masupe has worked extensively as a consultant in the ICT industry in Botswana and Internationally.
 

JOHN L. VASSILIADIS

JOHN L. 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), BSc (Computer Science) from University of Botswana,and a number of proffessional certifications, some of which include a Datacenter Certified Expert(DCE) from epi and Acredited 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 the private sector. His ICT career spanned the private, parastatal and govenrment sectors.
   
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