View professional biographies of prominent Botswana celebrities, politicians, corporate and business leaders.

Hon. Tumiso MacDonald Rakgare

Tumiso MacDonald Rakgare was born 39 years ago at Scottish Livingstone in Molepolole. He grew up in Mogoditshane where he did both primary and secondary studies, at Mogoditshane Primary and Mogoditshane Junior Secondary School respectively before transferring to Tlogatloga Junior Secondary School where he completed junior certificate. He then proceeded to Ledumang Senior Secondary to… read more »

Gorata Gabaraane

Gorata Gabaraane is the Chief Executive Officer of Fairground Holdings PTY LTD. Mrs. Gabaraane has more than 17 years in the Hospitality sector, 4 of which were in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions sub sector. The balance of her experience was in the hotel industry as General Manager of various hotels, Coordinator of the… read more »

G. Keebine

Mr. Keebine is Chairman and Managing Director of Inter Cargo Services {Pty} Ltd, ICS Travel and Tours, and ICS Aviation {Pty} Ltd, Aviation Consultancy and Management organizations with a specific interest in the following: Transport and logistics consultancy,  Travel Agency, Airline representation; airline marketing and sales; aviation safety; cabin crew training; dangerous goods handling and training; ICAO safety Oversight; Safety Management Systems /IOSA accreditation; cargo handling and marketing, Ground handling/baggage handling, aircraft spares supply, etc. Mr. Keebine has aviation experience in of excess 30 years. Mr. Keebine was CEO of Botswana Couriers, a logistics and transportation… read more »

Ms. Wincey Ramaphoi

Ms. Wincey Ramaphoi is the interim chairperson of the Botswana Tourism Organization. A recognized Human Capital Strategist who has shaped high performing cultures at various Multi-National Companies and major growth brands in the last 16 years. She has provided technical expertise supporting strategic direction, championed prolific communications and robust organizational development programs that bring positive… read more »

Malebogo Modise

Ms Malebogo Modise is the founder and director of Mod Brands, a company that exists to bridge gaps in agriculture and tourism. Agro tourism is gaining tract in Botswana and Mod Brands has risen to the occassion. Over and above Modise’s commitments and responsibilities at Mod Brands, she is actively involved in community building initiatives,… read more »

Dr. Bao Rasebolai Mosinyi

Dr Bao Rasebolai Mosinyi appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) on the 01st of July 2021. An Aerospace Engineer, he is armed with a broad experience in Aviation and Aerospace matters acquired in a period spanning over 20 years. His extensive experience has seen him working for an Aviation… read more »

Bokani Mathape

Ms Mathape is the founder and president of Women in Tourism Botswana and a young tourism professional. Through her work in tourism for the past seven years, she has acquired a diverse repertoire of skills and expertise in areas such as camp management, team leadership, guest relation & interaction, as well as relief management. In… read more »

Ms. Tshoganetso Carl-Ponoesele

Ms TSHOGANETSO CARL-PONOESELE is the Acting Chief Executive Officer – Botswana Tourism Organisation. Ms. Carl is currently leading the BTO team in resuscitating the Botswana’s tourism product’ source markets and penetrating the new markets; optimising the tourism value chain; as well as harnessing opportunities to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector from the ramifications… read more »

Hon. Philda Nani Kereng

Hon. Philda Nani Kereng, is the Minister of Environment & Tourism. She has brought a new impetus to the tourism industry of Botswana by revising the tourism policy so as to enhance the participation of the country’s citizens in the tourism industry and to diversify the tourism products away from the traditional wildlife and wilderness… read more »

Mpho Sebina

Mpho Sebina is a singer-songwriter born in 1989 and raised in Botswana. Growing up in a family of music lovers she grew up on Mainane (Setswana Tales) and the sounds of Stampore, Sade, UB40, Boom Shaka, Brenda Fassie and Mariah Carey, to name a few, all of whom influenced her musical journey, in writing and… read more »

Wilfred Mandlebe

Dr. Wilfred J. Mandlebe (PhD) is Botswana’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, comes from Tutume village in the Central district. He has worked for the Ministry for over twenty-seven (27) years, including six (6) years of secondment to the African Development Bank (AfDB) between 2007 and 2013. Before joining the… read more »

Naledi Madala

Naledi Madala is a Barclays Bank‘s top economist who contributes to overall strategy for the bank and is responsible for macroeconomic market research. Prior to joining Barclays Bank Botswana she was a Research Fellow at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) where she gained experience working in evidence based economic policy analysis, research, and… read more »

Joel Duke Ramaphoi

Joel Duke Ramaphoi is an accomplished banking and finance professional, and currently the Executive Director, Investor Attraction at the Special Economic Zones Authority of Botswana. He holds MBA – Business Finance, and BA – Economics (single major), University of Botswana. He posses a unique combination of skills and qualifications required for delivery of desired results… read more »

Thapelo Tsheole

Thapelo Tsheole is a seasoned Financial Markets expert with a cumulative experience of 17 years having worked for the Central Bank Bank of Botswana and Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL). Mr Tsheole holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Single Major Economics) from the University of Botswana and a Master of Commerce (MComm) in Financial Markets… read more »

Ndaba Gaolathe

Ndaba Gaolathe is the President Of Alliance for Progressives. Ndaba Gaolathe is a Botswana Member of Parliament for Gaborone Bonnington-South.  He is former Secretary General of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), and President of the Botswana Movement for Democracy, one of the member parties of the UDC.  In the most recent general elections of… read more »