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Professional experience . More than 10 years
Professional Experience: 
Executive Director, Operations
Nichan Investments (Pty) Ltd
Since 10.2021
In September 2021, I took up the executive management role for Operations of Nichan Investments (Pty) Ltd on full time basis. As Chief of Operations, I am responsible for business growth which covers product development, marketing and overseeing daily running of the company. Achievements i) Establishment of the poultry subsidiary covering product development, branding and establishment of clientele. ii) Establishment of the consultancy subsidiary. a. Undertook review of BOCAIP Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. b. Undertook development of strategic Plan for Strategic Ideal Holdings (Pty) Ltd, 2022-2027 iii) Kick-started the mentoring and coaching programme for leaders including Boards
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Qualifications Authority
12.2018 - 08.2021
I was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in December 2018. As the DCEO I was the head operations of the Authority, responsible for providing strategic direction in all technical areas. This was critical role as the Authority was implementing a major project to transform Botswana’s education and training to an outcome based system. During the period April 2018 to August 2019, I was appointed Acting CEO. The Acting appointment afforded me an opportunity to drive the overall organisational strategy. Achievements • Mid Term Review of the 2016-2021 BQA Strategy. • Full Implementation of new salary structure and migration of all employees. • Implementation of National Credit and Qualifications Framework • Establishment of partnerships with other regulators in SADC for subject matter; expert for the implementation of the National Credit and Qualifications Framework; • Review of Human Resources and Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies to ensure alignment to current trends. • Exceeded standards for external audits and production of annual reports for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Director Quality Assurance
Botswana Qualifications Authority
01.2017 - 12.2018
I was appointed Director Quality Assurance in January 2017 following my redeployment from the position Business Development Department. The main reason for the redeployment was to head a very sensitive national level quality assurance transition project. My role also included coordination of the quality assurance system at SADC level as a member of the Executive Committee of the Technical Committee on Certification and Accreditation. Achievements: • Transition of education and training providers to the new systems during 2017-2020 period. • Successful coordination of quality assurance system for tertiary education system which covered over 130 institutions and over 400 consultancies. • Developed and implemented a turnaround strategy for expediting accreditation, delivering a six months project in four months for Higher education in 2017. • Development of the Quality Assurance Framework for SADC.
Director Business Development
Botswana Qualifications Authority
05.2015 - 12.2016
I was appointed Director Development Services on 01 April 2015, changed to Director Business Development in November 2016. The position was responsible for overseeing development of qualifications with industry to ensure alignment of education and training to skills requirements. I was re-designated Director Business Development following a rationalisation of the organisational structure in September 2016. The role was responsible for overseeing industry linkages, development of qualification, ICT and evaluation of qualifications. While serving as the Director Business Development I was assigned to head the Strategy Management Division from January to July 2016 as an additional responsibility. Achievements: • Concluding all qualifications developments projects started under BOTA; • Establishing an Online- application system (Bitrix); • Establishing partnership with UK-NARIC, an international qualifications verification network for evaluation of external qualifications. • Oversee development and cascading of the 2016-2021 BQA Strategy. • Development and deployment of strategy implementation framework
Director Quality Assurance
Botswana Training Authority
08.2009 - 03.2015
I was appointed Director Quality Assurance in September 2009. The appointment followed a promotion from the position of Internal Quality Auditor. As the Director Quality Assurance I was responsible for overseeing registration and accreditation process for institutions, awarding bodies, assessment centres, trainers, moderators and assessors. Achievements: • Registration and Accreditation of 35 out of 39 Brigades (Community Colleges) • Implementation of a successful audit programme that resulted in renewal of accreditation done 3 months before expiry. • Enforcement of Trainer Registration and Accreditation in government institutions
Internal Quality Auditor
Botswana Training Authority
07.2008 - 10.2009
I joined the then BOTA, in 2008 as the Internal Quality Auditor in June 2008. I was responsible for the Authority’s Quality management system based on ISO 9001 standard. In addition, I was responsible for strategy management. Achievements • Maintaned BOTA Certification with Botswana Bureau of Standards. • Established a link between strategy implementation and performance management Systems • Automation of the BOTA Strategy reporting system through implementation of Executive Strategy Manager 2008-2009 (A web based monitoring and evaluation platform) • Facilitated the establishment of Records Management and Strategy Management Divisions.
Principal Scientist, Compulsory Standards
Botswana Bureau of Standards
10.2004 - 05.2008
I joined BOBS, as a Senior Scientific Officer (Certification) in October 2004. I was promoted to the position of Principal Scientific Officer (Compulsory Standards) in April 2006. My roles involved three main activities in quality assurance detailed as follows: i) Implementation of regulatory standards ii) Lead Auditor for BOBS Quality Management Certification and Product Certification Schemes. iii) Serving as the Quality Management Representative for BOBS’ Quality Management System. Achievements • Development of Strategies for implementation of compulsory standards with different stakeholders. • Implementation of regulatory water standards within Water Utilities Corporation, Department of Water Affairs and Debswana Diamond Company. The project resulted in installation of reverse osmosis plant in Orapa to improve water quality for residents. • Implementation of regulatory standards for cattle feed, chicken feed, sorghum, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Carrier plastics and products labelling. • Management of BOBS QMS and retaining certificate throughout my tenure as Management Representative. • Participated in the development of BOBS certification schemes for Management Systems and Products
Technical Officer, Chemistry
National Food Technology Research Centre
01.2004 - 10.2004
I joined NFTRC in January 2004. The work involved quality assurance of natural products through conduct of biochemical and nutritional analysis of food products and new product formulation. The job also involved preparation of research project proposals. I served in the committee responsible for implementing a quality management system for NFTRC. Achievements • Analysis of the Mosata as part of the EU Sponsored project promoting natural products in Botswana • Implementation of Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000
Scientific Officer
Botswana National Veterinary Laboratory
03.1997 - 12.2003
I joined BNVL, as an Assistant Scientific Officer (Residue Analysis) in February 1997. I was promoted to the position of Scientific Officer in 1999. My work involved testing of the beef that Botswana exports to the European Union to ascertain that they meet set requirements. Achievements • Compliance to testing protocols, the testing results were never rejected by customer quality assurance laboratories. • Establishment and implementation of a management system according to ISO 17025 standard. The system has since been accredited by Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services.
Quality Assurance Chemist
Panpharma Pharmaceuticals,
08.1996 - 01.1997
I was responsible for managing the laboratory which undertook pharmaceutical products’ (syrups and tablets) analysis for compliance with specifications of Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation. Achievements • Establishment of Panpharma Quality Assurance Laboratory. • Compliance to set standards for internal quality assurance testing. Testing results were never rejected at customer quality assurance laboratories.
Skills
Executive leadership; Governance; Strategy Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Project Management; Change Management; Coaching and Mentoring; People Management; Financial Management
Education . Master
Masters
University of Derby
07.2010 - 07.2012
MSc Strategic Management This is a business management programme that prepares leaders for leading strategically by equipping them with Managerial knowledge, while allowing them to implement the knowledge at the workplace.
Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management
Botswana Accountancy College
07.2015 - 12.2015
The programme covered skills for understanding the risk management frameworks, standards, their implementation and reporting on risk management.
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Single Major)
University of Botswana
08.1992 - 05.1996
A Bachelor of Science degree that covered all components of Chemistry namely Analytical, Physical, Inorganic and Organic. Research Topic “Phytochemistry of Botswana’s medicinal plants”. The paper was published by the Journal of Phytochemistry
Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Botswana Accountancy College
01.2015 - 07.2015
The programme covered skills for understanding financial management, corporate governance frameworks and budgeting.
Management Development Programme
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
08.2008 - 10.2008
The programme covered human resources management, financial management, marketing and economics. It also covered a project in the workplace.
Languages
englishfluent
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Gaborone - Kgatleng - Lobatse
Gaborone
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract - Temporary work - Freelance - Part-time work
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