Ms. Boakgomo-Ntakhwana is a career banker whose professional experience spans over 30 years. She previously held a position of Deputy CEO of FNB International and Portfolio Executive for Emerging Countries. Prior to this role, she was the CEO of First National Bank of Botswana Limited. She has been associated with the FirstRand Group since August 2008 where she served as a Board Member and Board Committee Member in several countries.
Currently, she is the Managing Director of Sally Dairy. Ms. Boakgomo-Ntakhwana has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Botswana and an MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore, USA, and holds several other professional qualifications
Mr. Johnson is a telecommunications expert whose career in the industry spans over 35 years, with a special focus on mobile telecommunications and fibre infrastructure development. He has worked as Chief Technical Officer for the MTN Group, Chief Executive Officer for MTN Rwanda, and Chief Technical Officer for MTN Uganda, as well as other positions within MTN Group. Prior to that, he worked as a telecommunications engineer for Eskom.
Mr. Johnson has extensive business and technology management consulting experience within the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific regions in 18 different countries for the African Development Bank, World Bank and other entities and operators. He is worked as Principal Consultant at Tubitayeho Telecomms Consulting in South Africa for the past 11 years.
He previously served as a Director for MTN subsidiaries in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda, whilst working for MTN Group and MTN International. Mr. Johnson holds a BSc (Eng) Electrical-
Light Current, from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, with a specialisation in elecommunications and Alternative Energies.
Mr. De Silva is a Chartered Accountant whose expertise covers Auditing, Accounting, Tax Planning, Financial Investigations and Fiscal Management. Now retired, he has over 36 years of experience in the profession mainly spent at PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Botswana,where he was a partner for 19 years and Chief Operating Officer for 9 years. While still with PwC Botswana, he served a large portfolio of Audit/Tax Clients and provided
Business Advisory Services to many large privately-owned corporates in Botswana.
Mr. De Silva is an Independent Non-Executive Director for three Old Mutual subsidiaries in Botswana and Debt
Participation Capital Funding Limited. He is a member of numerous professional bodies including, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) of UK and Fellow Member of the Botswana Institute.
Mr. Molomo is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Aleyo Capital a Botswana-based private equity fund manager. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer at the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) having joined from Vantage Capital – a leading mezzanine fund manager based in Johannesburg and operating across Sub-Saharan Africa. At Vantage, Mr. Molomo was a Senior Associate originating and structuring deals
in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. Prior to that he has with VPB in Botswana and Namibia as a senior investment professional in their private equity team. He began his career as an
investment analyst with Fleming Asset Management.
Mr. Molomo brings extensive experience in private equity, corporate finance, strategy and project finance. Mr. Molomo earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) and an MBA fromthe University of Cape Town. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of
Business Science. He has also held a number of board roles in hospitality, healthcare, ICT, property, FMCG and beverage companies.
Mr. Letshwiti is a respected entrepreneur whose expertise spans business management, commercial and industrial development, and project appraisal and monitoring. He was instrumental in setting up Avis Rent-a-Car.
He is currently a Director of several companies, namely: Kalahari Mining and Machinery, Laurelton Diamonds Botswana (a subsidiary of Tiffany and Co. and a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange), and Avis Rent-A-Car. He has served on a number of Boards of listed companies, including Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Group, of which he was Chairman. He was also a Board Member of Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC), among other entities. Mr. Letshwiti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration from the University of Botswana (UB) and Swaziland (Botswana campus) and other professional and leadership qualifications.
Mr. Thari G. Pheko is the founding Chief Executive and Member of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) Board having been the Chief Executive of the sector specific regulator Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) for six years prior to its dissolution on 31 March 2013. He successfully managed the transition from BTA to BOCRA, which a wider integrated ICT regulatory mandate.
Mr. Pheko served in a number of consultancies, including Consultancy on the Information Society and ICT Development Strategy and the formulation of the National ICT Policy for Botswana.
He previously held board membership of Botswana Post and was a part-time lecturer in Management Information Systems at University of Botswana. He was President of Botswana Information Technology Society and also a Commissioner of the Botswana National Commission for UNESCO. Mr. Pheko is an ICT Consultant and on serves on Boitumelo Foundation. He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Business Finance and Economics from University of East Anglia, UK obtained in 1983 and an MSc. in Management Information Systems obtained in the same university in 1986. He attended numerous Executive Management Programs from University of Cape Town, University of Kent Canterbury, Rutgers University and other professional institutions.
Mr Thato Kewakae is a well-rounded business professional and executive with a business and ICT background that is supplemented by working experience from across various industries. He is experienced in leading growth in private sector business, in consultancy and providing support services for government and the private sector.
Mr Kewakae has served as a Managing Director at Cabling for Africa (Pty) Ltd, Botswana for six years. He also worked as the Information Systems Manager at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). His most recent post was Chief Information Officer at Botswana Post, where he previously also served as Manager: Special Projects. Mr Kewakae currently sits on the Botswana Housing Corporation Board and is part of the Finance/Audit and HR committees.
He graduated from the University of Botswana with Master of Business Administration and also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) from Birla Institute of Technology in India. He has also successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town and a Project Management Course at Wits University.
As Managing Director, Mr. Masunga is tasked with leading the growth and transformation of BTC post listing to deliver shareholder value. He provides overall leadership to the business including ensuring adherence to
the highest corporate governance standards, management of all financial and technical systems and processes, and development and management of the human resource capital.
He was previously the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Acting Group General Manager Commercial and Privatisation Programme Manager, and is the founding General Manager of beMOBILE (now BTC Mobile). He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Telecommunications and Information Technology. Mr. Masunga holds a BSc Computer Science degree from McGill University (Canada) and an MBA from DE Montfort University (UK). He is an Alumni of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, having completed their Executive Development Programme.