EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

 

MR. MABUA LESEGO MABUA

(Chief Executive Officer)

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mabua Lesego Mabua joined BoFiNet in August 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer after being in the Ministry of Transport and Communications since 2005. He joined the Ministry as a Director of Telecommunications and Postal Services and rose through the ranks of the Ministry as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of ICT before being elevated to the position of Permanent Secretary. Two years later, he was appointed to the position of National Coordinator of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Mabua is a graduate of University of Essex from the United Kingdom. He started his career as a graduate engineer at Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) in 1992. He left BTC at senior management level as a Chief Engineer after 12 years of employment. Mabua is experienced, knowledgeable and exposed to the ICT industry. He has lead the formulation and implementation of several ICT initiatives in the country at different levels. Some of the examples include; the international connectivity, national core infrastructure, rural connectivity and the e-Government strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MR. KEABETSWE SEGOLE

(Project Management Executive)

Mr. Keabetswe Segole is the Project Management Executive at Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET). In this role, he works with a team of highly skilled Project Managers in managing BOFINET’s strategic projects and BOFINET customers’ projects including the Government of Botswana. In his candid assessment of all projects he has delivered, he considers the establishment of BOFINET as his flagship project after delivering it successfully between April 2012 and August 2013. Keabetswe has 24 years’ experience in the ICT industry, 14 of which were at Executive Levels within various organizations. Prior to joining BOFINET, he worked for Botswana Telecommunications Corporation and Orange Botswana as Group General Manager for Technology and Chief Technical Officer respectively. In both organizations he delivered key strategic projects and exemplified leadership qualities, as a result he got assigned special responsibilities amongst them being Acting Chief Executive Officer for Orange Botswana [January 2007 – April 2006] and Acting Chief Executive Officer for Botswana Telecommunications Corporation [February 2010 – July 2011].
Keabetswe has studied and attained a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from Lakehead University and a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Sunderland. He has completed a joint Intrapreneurship Development Program by Cranfield University Business School and Emlyon Business School. He has completed the Executive Development Program with University of Stellenbosch Business School.

 

 

     

Mr. Mpho Koolese

(Acting Technical Executive )

Mr. Mpho Koolese is the Acting Technical Executive responsible for the strategic leadership of the BoFiNet Technical Division   responsible for Technology Planning, Core, Access and Transport Systems, IP & Data Networks IT and Billing. Mr. Koolese was instrumental in setting up the BoFiNet Technical Division under the project that mandated in setting up BoFiNet in 2013, seconded from BTC. He went on to be employed as the Chief BoFiNet Chief Engineer Technology Planning since 2013.
His experience in the telecommunication industry spans over 18 years of which he has spent planning and delivering large and complex technology projects of which a significant number have been National projects.  Among the highlights of his career are the implementation and project lead in the delivery of the following national projects. The deployment of additional 2600Km fibre infrastructure countrywide which forms the core transport for BoFiNet services. Planning and implementation of the BTC core network infrastructure, Government Rural Telephony project (Nteletsa II) using GSM technology which covered 99 villages, Country lead in Planning, contracting and implementing the submarine fibre projects for both East African Submarine System (EASSy) and West Africa Cable System (WACS) in which Botswana Government invested close to USD 48 Million 10.7 Million through BTC.   Mr. Koolese has held various management positions and prior to BoFiNet, he was the Manager of Global Connectivity at Botswana Telecommunications Corporation.  Mr. Koolese holds a HND, Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Botswana and a Diploma in Telecommunications from City & Guilds.  He is currently enrolled with the University of Derby towards attaining a Master’s of Science in Strategic Management. Among his other qualifications he has completed programs such as the Management Development Programme (MDP) from University of Stellenbosch and other qualifications among which are ;Project Management , Strategic Planning  Finance For Non-Financial Managers , Applied Management.

 

 

 

Ms Ogone K. Madisa-Kgwarae

(Corporate Services Executive )

 Ms Ogone K. Madisa-Kgwarae joined BoFiNet in 2018 as the Corporate Services Executive after an extensive career in Banking. She is a Chartered Accountant (an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and a Fellow Associate with Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA)

Ms Madisa-Kgwarae is an astute Professional who is result oriented as evidenced by the successes achieved across the various areas   particularly Strategy development and Execution resulting in delivery of sustainable financial performance . She is an agile and adaptable individual who can thrive under any environment and remain focused to provide leadership and guidance in order to deliver sterling results. Passionate in leadership development  through coaching and mentoring.

Her specialties are Credit Risk Management throughout the value chain from Origination to Recoveries includes Credit Governance, Portfolio Management, Regulatory, Debt Restructuring and Workout across all Segments i.e. Retail, Commercial and Corporate & Investment Banking. Strategy Development, Commercial Property Finance, Agriculture, Islamic Banking, Organizational Restructure to derive optimal operational efficiencies, Strategy ,Business Development and  Leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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