Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Norman Moleele
Chief Executive Officer of Business Botswana
Mr. Moleele holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management (University of Derby), Post Graduate Diploma in Law majoring in conciliation and arbitration (University of Namibia), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Milpark Business School), and Certificate in principles of Business & Management (Wits Business School). Mr Moleele has senior management experience and capabilities in strategic modelling, leadership, business development (including monitoring and evaluation, training and mentoring), strategy formulation, change management, Small, Medium, Macro Enterprises (SMMEs) development, customer service, stakeholder management and building strategic relationships, excellent communication, presentation and engaging capabilities and banking.
Mr Moleele has risen through the ranks with Business Botswana ( Formerly BOCCIM) working with the private sector for over 25 years as ; (a) Field Officer; (b) Regional Manager; (c) Deputy Executive Director; (d) Membership Management Director; (d) Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) Director- on secondment. In his previous roles Mr Moleele has led managed and supervised a good number of senior managers and professionals and other numerous employees.
His responsibilities at Business Botswana include amongst others; driving the overall strategy, risk and management of Business Botswana focusing on Private Sector growth and Social development, research policy and advocacy, establish international partnership, provision of membership service, business development and contribution to accelerated economic growth agenda for the private sector. Mr Moleele sits on the following boards;
- Vice Chairperson of the Botswana National productivity Centre (BNPC) board
- Rural Development Council (RDC)
- Economic Diversification and Trade Council (EDTC)
- Botswana Bureau of Standards Council
- SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) (currently secretariat)
He has represented Business Botswana in Regional and International assignments at; International Labour Organization (ILO), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and African Union (AU). Mr Moleele has worked on projects with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and participated in several high level meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences across the world.
Head - Business Development Services
Head - Business Development Services
Kagiso Koyabe is a development and finance professional with over ten years of professional experience in the financial services sector and development. Often this included the assessment of not only individual companies, institutions and sectors, as well as analysing the conditions of businesses in Botswana across various sectors, to shape and influence the design of policies, strategies and intervention programmes for improved competitiveness. This has in recent times, been integral to developing new initiatives and programmes to further support the growth and competitiveness of the private sector and its support services.
As Coordinator of SMME Development under the EDF funded, Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) Botswana, he assisted in designing and delivering specific programmed interventions to meet strategic challenges regarding day-to-day operations of small medium and micro enterprises and community-based organisations. This included coordinating technical consultants on projects in various parts of the country to ensure effective and impactful service delivery on projects, within budget and aligned to respective objectives. This opportunity also provided the opportunity to work alongside international experts from organisations such as the International Trade Centre – Geneva, International Labour Organisation - Pretoria (ILO), African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as regional non-for-profit organisation Phyto-Trade Africa, resulting in the publication of a series of 8 Value Chain studies and other business development tools.
As Technology Entrepreneurship Advisor for the Acceleration component of the Botswana Innovation Hub’s First Steps Venture Centre, Mr Koyabe continued to play the liaison role between the organisation and regional and international partners and collaborators who share the development objective of catalysing economic prosperity through mainstreaming innovation and innovative processes in businesses and programmes. This included support and coordination of the regional Southern African Innovation Collective (SAIC) Boost Up Regional Innovation Pitch Programme from 2020 through 2023. Other notable partnerships maintained during this time include; Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Mentor Driven Capital Start-up Mentorship programme, The UNDP Youth Connekt, ITC Ye! Youth entrepreneurship programme as well as supporting the operationalisation of the World Bank IBP Platform.
- Mr Koyabe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Econometric & Economics from the University of Johannesburg
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