“ The Board consists of 6 Directors. All are Non Executive Directors including the Chairperson. The Board Charter guides the Board on all matters including purpose, responsibilities, authority, board membership, meeting procedures and ethical conduct ”
Ms. Boitumelo Mogopa (Chairperson of the Board and Member of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee)
Ms. Boitumelo Mogopa is the Director of Retail Segment at First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Business from the University of Botswana and is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and BICA.
She has had an outstanding career in Banking and Finance over the past 17 years, during which she has developed a firm understanding of strategy and implementation in financial services. A result oriented and effective leader with proven skills she joined First National Bank of Botswana in 2007 to set up FNBB Private Clients, a green field business at the time. Subsequent to successfully heading the very first Private Bank in Botswana, she was promoted to Director; Consumer Segment in 2010.
This is the position she held until elevated to Chief Financial Officer in 2012. It was during her time as CFO that First National Bank of Botswana claimed its current number one position in the market by most all measures.
As the Director of Retail, her key responsibilities include: strategic development and implementation, the day-to-day running of the Segment and overseeing the financial, business development, client experience, risk and compliance and human resources areas of the business. The segment has consistently outperformed and is a significant contributor to the banks bottom line.
Prior to First National Bank of Botswana Ms. Mogopa worked at Standard Chartered Bank as a General Manager for Wealth Management and Shared Distribution, and Barclays Bank in the Finance environment.
Boitumelo is the Chairperson of Letlole La Rona, LLR, listed property company in the Botswana Stock Exchange.
Mr. Terence Dambe (Board Vice Chairperson - Chairperson of the Investment and Tender Committee)
Mr. Dambe holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Botswana. He is a seasoned legal practitioner and brings to the Board extensive experience of over 29 years in the legal and business fields.
He started his legal career at Minchin & Kelly (Botswana) Attorneys in 1989 as a Professional Assistant and meritoriously rose through the ranks to become a Partner in 1993. He currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner.
Mr. Dambe is a past member of the Judicial Services Commission, Executive Committee member of the Botswana Football Association and the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) Legal Affairs and Player Statutes Committee. He is active as a Director of various companies, Chairman of Kabelano Charity Trust and a Board Member of the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre. Owing to his diverse social and business interests, Mr. Dambe has distinguished himself as a well-rounded leader.
Mr. Bafana Molomo (Board Member - Member of the Investment and Tender Committee)
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 BDC from Vantage Capital - a leading mezzanine fund manager based in Johannesburg and operating across Sub- Saharan Africa.
At Vantage Capital, Mr. Molomo was a Senior Associate originating and structuring deals in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. Prior to that he was with Venture Partners Botswana as a senior investment professional in their private equity team in Botswana and Namibia. Mr Molomo who began his career as an investment analyst and has extensive experience in private equity, corporate finance, strategy and project finance, has held a number of Board roles in Hospitality, Healthcare, ICT, Property, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG) and Beverage companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) and an Master of Business Admiration (MBA) both from the University of Cape Town. He also earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Mr. Curtis Matobolo (Board Member - Member of the Investment and Tender Committee)
Curtis Matobolo is a Chartered Surveyor who has had an illustrious career within the property consultancy field, which spans over 23 years. He joined Knight Frank as a graduate surveyor and rose through the ranks to become the managing director, a position he holds to date.
He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He attained his chartership with the Royal institute of chartered surveyors London in 1999. He is a seasoned property valuer with vast experience in the Botswana Market and some southern African countries including Namibia and Lesotho. He has advised almost all listed property funds in Botswana including Primetime where upon he was a transactional valuer.
He was a joint lead adviser with CBRE in property consulting in the transactional listing of Turnstar Holdings. He was the property consultant in the listing of Letlole La Rona whereupon he advised from the due diligence stage to the final portfolio selection. He is the lead valuer on annual valuations for FAR properties, Primtime Holdings and NAFPROP on retention basis. He has over the years advised at a strategic level pension funds, affluent individual property investors and institutions on matters of property development, property investments and town planning.
Ms. Serty Leburu (Board Member - Member of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee)
Ms. Serty Leburu joined the LLR Board of
Directors at the beginning of 2018. She is
currently Executive Director at Botswana
Accountancy College. She was previously
a Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Support
Services at Botswana Housing Corporation.
She also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer
at Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana before
joining BHC and was an Executive Director of
the Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered
Bank, she spent 17 years in the Diamond
Mining Sector within the Debswana Group. She
has a broad experience in all areas of strategy,
finance, governance, supply chain, property,
risk management, general administration and
Ms. Leburu graduated with a Bachelor of
Commerce from the University of Botswana and
is a BICA Fellow Chartered Public Accountant
(FCPA) and a Chartered Global Management
Accountant. Ms. Leburu has done a Leading
Across Boundaries Executive Leadership
Programme from Oxford University in the UK and
a Management Development Programme at the
University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Other
training includes Securitization, Mortgage Bonds
and International Housing Finance Programs from
the Wharton School of Business - University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA. Ms. Leburu has
a passion for community engagement through
volunteerism to give back to communities.
Ms Tiny Kgatlwane (Board Member - Chairperson of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee)
Tiny has an extensive career in the banking sector as well as the broader financial services industry.
Her career started with Botswana Development Corporation where she was in the Projects Division where she was exposed to projects development as well as projects management earlier in her career. She then had an opportunity to work locally as well as internationally for Standard Chartered Bank (Pty) Ltd in Corporate Banking, Board Secretariat as well as in the Treasury divisions where she rose to the position of Country Treasurer. Tiny later on worked for another international bank, Barclays Bank of Botswana where she was Country Treasurer as well as Head of Retail Sales.
A result oriented and effective leader with proven skills, she held the position of Principal Executive Officer for the largest private pension fund, Debswana Pension Fund for a number of years, this was followed by the position of Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM). The company is the largest asset management firm in Botswana and a 100% subsidiary of BIHL, a company listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange.
Tiny has, held a number of Executive Directorships as well as non - Executive positions. She has served as a Director in the following companies; Botswana Competition Authority, Botswana Medical Aid Society, Botswana Red Cross, Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited, Botswana Tourism Organization, Botswana Privatization Asset Holding just to mention a few.
She is currently a Director at Letlole La Rona
Limited, Ridge Reality and ABM University
College. She also holds the position of Managing
Director at Kgare Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd.