Mr. Ratsela Mooketsi

Mr. Ratsela Mooketsi

Chairperson

Mr Mooketsi is the Chairperson of the Board of BoFiNet, and a former Board Member of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation. Mr Mooketsi is currently the Director of Information Technology at the University of Botswana and carries with him over nineteen (19) years of his career in leadership roles. He graduated with Bachelor of Science from the University of Botswana, Bachelor of Engineering (telecommunications) from Anglia Polytechnic University, Master of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby (UK). He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK) and a certified IT Manager. His works within the ICT spaces experience spans thirty (30) years. Mr Mooketsi has been instrumental in the introduction of internet in Botswana. He continues to champion the growth of ICT in the country.

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.

Ms. Malebogo Mpugwa

Ms. Malebogo Mpugwa

Member

Ms. Malebogo Mpugwa serves in the Board of Directors of Botswana Fibre networks Ltd (BoFiNet) and is the Chairperson of the Board Human Resource Committee. Her capital knowledge and experience in Human Resources provide critical guidance to the human capital resource of BoFiNet. In addition to her role on the Board of Directors of BoFiNet, she is a member of the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) Human Resources Board committee. Based in the United Kingdom she is employed as the Head of Talent for Anglo American. She has extensive experience in the upstream diamond business and is now accelerating her learning and growth in the midstream side of diamond business. Prior to this, she was Head of Human Resources for De Beers Global Sightholder Sales (DBGSS) since 2012.

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.

Professor Shedden Masupe

Professor Shedden Masupe

Member

A member of the BoFiNet Board Human Resource Committee. Professor Shedden Masupe holds a BSc (Mathematics & Physics) from Mt Allison University (Canada), BSC Eng. 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). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI). He was previously a Full Professor of Computer Engineering at BIUST and an Associate Professor of Digital Systems and Computer Engineering at the University of Botswana. Prof. Masupe has worked extensively as a consultant in the ICT industry in Botswana and internationally.

Mr. Othusitse Lebuletswe

Mr. Othusitse Lebuletswe

Member

Mr Othusitse Lebuletswe holds a Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Public Administration and a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies. He was appointed to BOFINET Board in June 2018 and subsequently appointed Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee. He rose through the rank and file within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, becoming a Director of Procurement in 2003 and later appointed Deputy Accountant General in 2008 until his retirement in November 2017. He has been in a number of Boards having been a Board member and Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee at BCL, Chairperson of the Board, Botswana Savings Bank and Member of the Standards and Setting Committee of Botswana Accountancy and Oversight Authority (BAOA).

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