Lorato Boakgomo-Ntakhwana

Board Chairperson (Independent Non-Executive)

Andrew Johnson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ranjith Priyalal De Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

Bafana Molomo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gaone Macholo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Maclean Letshwiti

Independent Non-Executive Director

Thari G. Pheko

Independent Non-Executive Director

Serty Leburu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony Masunga

Executive Director

Lorato Boakgomo-Ntakhwana

Position: Board Chairperson (Independent Non-Executive)
Categories: Board of Directors

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

Andrew Johnson

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.

Ranjith Priyalal De Silva

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.

Bafana Molomo

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.

Gaone Macholo

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

Gaone is a seasoned astute business leader, who occupied executive leadership positions in large organizations and different industries during the span of her career as a corporate leader focusing on Human Capital.

During her executive career Gaone has worked for Debswana Diamond Mine at Jwaneng, a mine the produces the best germ diamonds by value in the world. She has also held an executive position BCL Copper and Nickel Mine.    The last corporate leadership position she held was at First National Bank of Botswana (FNB) where she was the Human Resources Director. She led to achieve the status of “employer of Choice through exceptional employee engagement levels exceeding 75%; comparative   to Fortune 500 companies. During her season as a Human Capital Leader, FNB worn 3rd place in the Region on the Best Company to Work For Survey” earning the reputation of being one of the most sought after employers in the Botswana.

Her last engagement at FNB was to develop a transformation strategy that would ensure that FNB is well prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). A strategy that would not only provide managing the robotic environment but also ensuring alternative skills are developed for those who would not suited for  the new robotic environment.

Gaone is a well-established public speaker who has presented several papers at professional conferences in Botswana and South Africa. She continues to engage in public speaking in her private capacity at different forums aimed raising empowerment  and leadership coaching.

Mrs Macholo is currently running a consultancy focusing on human capital, change management and strategy development. Her latest projects are but not limited Organisational Design and change management at  tertiary education organisations.

Gaone currently serves as Board Chair of G4s and has been in the Board in different capacities She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Botswana Telecommunications Company where she is a chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Maclean Letshwiti

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.

Thari G. Pheko

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.

Serty Leburu

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

Ms. Leburu is currently the Executive Director of Botswana Accountancy College (BAC). She was previously a Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Support Services at Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC). She served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana before joining BHC. Prior to joining Standard
Chartered Bank, she spent 17 years in the Diamond Mining Sector. She has broad experience in all areas of strategy, finance, governance, supply chain, risk management, general administration and leadership.

Anthony Masunga

Position: Executive Director
Categories: Board of Directors

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.