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Mr. Philemon Themba Ramatsui

(Advisory Council)

Philemon Themba Ramatsui has many years of experience working within different levels of the education field. He has served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, responsible for Ministry Management, Vocational Education and Training, Student Placement and Welfare, Curriculum Development and Evaluation and other departments within the Ministry.

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Mr. Philemon Themba Ramatsui
(Advisory Council)

Philemon Themba Ramatsui has many years of experience working within different levels of the education field. He has served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, responsible for Ministry Management, Vocational Education and Training, Student Placement and Welfare, Curriculum Development and Evaluation and other departments within the Ministry.

Between 2004 and 2009, he held the position of Director of Quality Assurance and Regulation, a directorate within the Tertiary Education Council. He has lent his expertise in the education field as a consultant in various consultancy projects, including a survey on “The Status of Quality Assurance Processes in Higher Education Institutions in Lesotho.”

Ramatsui is a member of the Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA) and the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES). He holds an MEd (Educational Evaluation) from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and a BSc(Physics and Chemistry) from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

 
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Sheela Raja Ram

(Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director)

Sheela Raja Ram is the Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director of Botho University. Under her visionary leadership, the institution grew from a training institution to a full-fledged university in a short span of 16 years.

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Sheela Raja Ram
(Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director)

Sheela Raja Ram is the Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director of Botho University. Under her visionary leadership, the institution grew from a training institution to a full-fledged university in a short span of 16 years. She has been responsible for the development and implementation of two key strategic plans that have given Botho University an impeccable reputation in Botswana for quality education delivery. As the Vice Chancellor, she is highly focused on quality student experiences through continual improvement in academic delivery. She is also highly keen on providing other supporting activities at Botho University aimed at producing an employable graduate.

Sheela has been instrumental in the growth and development of the two large consulting organisations in Botswana namely Acumen Enterprises (now officially a part of the Big 5 Consulting firm, Grant Thornton) and RPC Data. She has also provided business and IT consulting services to a large number of corporate clients including the Government of Botswana. Sheela holds a Master's in Physics from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies from the University of Liverpool, UK.

 
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Prof Peter Mbati

(Advisory Council)

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Prof Peter Mbati
(Advisory Council)

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Priya Iyer

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development)

Priya Iyer is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development for Botho University. Her responsibilities include driving the employability agenda of the graduates through the Project Offices and the internships through

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Priya Iyer
(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development)

Priya Iyer is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development for Botho University. Her responsibilities include driving the employability agenda of the graduates through the Project Offices and the internships through the Careers and Placement Office. She is also in charge of all new programmes which includes putting in place structures for the implementation of the programmes. Additionally she is an advisor to the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.

Iyer is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was the first woman to be elected as the President of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). She won the most votes ever polled by a Council member when she was elected and in her position as BICA President she established good networks with other professional institutions around the world such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank. She has a Bachelor's in Commerce from the University of Calicut, Kerala India and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in higher education with an interest in the research areas of graduate employability and leadership.

 
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Dr Helen Thandiwe Raseroka

(Advisory Council)

Dr. Helen Kay Raseroka has worked in the library and information service sector for over two decades, making immense contributions both locally and internationally. Dr. Raseroka has served as a Director of Library and Information Services at the University of Botswana, a position she left in 2010.

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Dr Helen Thandiwe Raseroka
(Advisory Council)

Dr. Helen Kay Raseroka has worked in the library and information service sector for over two decades, making immense contributions both locally and internationally. Dr. Raseroka has served as a Director of Library and Information Services at the University of Botswana, a position she left in 2010. She served as President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the first candidate from Africa to do so, between 2003 and 2005.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications. She was a founding member of Botswana Library Association and regionally, the founding chairperson of the Standing Conference of National and University Librarians of East, Central and Southern Africa. (INASP). She has also served as a Board Member of CODE Canada, an international literacy for children that works with partners in the developing world to support a sustainable literate environment and served as a member of the NOMA Award for African Publishing and founded the Botswana Children’s Information trust.

She has devoted more than thirty five years to promoting the importance of oral information and learning systems in indigenous communities. In recognition of her contributions, she was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws of the University of Alberta (Canada). Currently, she is serving as a member of a multidisciplinary research team working towards the formulation of the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Policy.

 

Prof Paul Evans

(Advisory Council)

Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Paul Evans also holds The Shell Chair of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Emeritus. Paul Evans has a PhD in Management and Organisational Psychology from MIT, an MBA from INSEAD, and he is a graduate in law from Cambridge University. 

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Prof Paul Evans
(Advisory Council)

Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Paul Evans also holds The Shell Chair of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Emeritus. Paul Evans has a PhD in Management and Organisational Psychology from MIT, an MBA from INSEAD, and he is a graduate in law from Cambridge University. He is an Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, in partnership with HCLI Singapore and Adecco.

For many years, he built up and directed INSEAD's Executive Education seminars on Management of People and Human Resource Management in Asia, as well as Managerial Skills for International Business. For many years, he led INSEAD's activities in the field of international human resource management, and he has been a Chair of the Organisational Behaviour faculty area for successive periods. British by nationality, raised in Africa, and international by orientation, he has taught courses at Boston University, MIT, l'Université de Montréal, Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Zurich, and Cornell University, as well as spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and as a Visiting Professor at London Business School.

 
 

Prof Naomi Seboni

(Advisory Council)

A Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife, Naomi Mmapelo Seboni (PhD) is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Sub Saharan Africa at the University of Botswana’s School of Nursing.

 

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Prof Naomi Seboni
(Advisory Council)

A Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife, Naomi Mmapelo Seboni (PhD) is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Sub Saharan Africa at the University of Botswana’s School of Nursing. She started her career at the UB in 1981 as a Staff Development Fellow in the then Department of Nursing Education and rose through the ranks over the years, including stints as Senior Lecturer and as Head of the School of Nursing.

Over the years, she has published various articles, on the development and training of nurses and midwives, in reputable journals. In 2014, she received an award from the Nurses Association of Botswana for her contribution to nursing and midwifery in Botswana and in 2006, the University of California-San Francisco selected her among faculty and former students to be on their 100 years of School of Nursing Existence Wall of Fame.

 
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Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire

(Non-Executive member)

Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management (University of Derby) and a BSc. in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Auburn University, USA. Her professional career can be characterised as one of service to the small and medium sized business sector of Botswana.

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Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire
(Non-Executive member)

Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management (University of Derby) and a BSc. in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Auburn University, USA. Her professional career can be characterised as one of service to the small and medium sized business sector of Botswana.

Whilst at BOCCIM, she pioneered national training programmes for the SMME community, managed the BOCCIM – USAID relationship and spearheaded the delivery of the USAID enabled Botswana Workforce and Skills Training programme and Private Enterprise Development Project. In 2001, Ore founded The Office Manager, a nationally distributed publication for which she served as Executive Editor. She is currently Founding Director of Career Diversity, offering human resource consulting services at a national level and a Shareholder / Director at Laurelton Diamonds Botswana, a DeBeers Sightholder.

She holds other Executive roles of various entities like: Women In Business Association, Labour and Immigrants Selection Board, BOTA Quality Assurance Board, University Of Botswana Foundation Dinner Committee(till 2010), Botswana Defence Force Women’s Club President(till July 2012), Catholic Women’s League and NITT Advisory Council, Stanbic Bank Board member.

 
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Mr. Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa (Lesotho)

(Advisory Council)

Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa has served as a Cabinet Minister across various ministries within the government of Lesotho, including Finance, Education and Foreign Affairs, the latter his last cabinet position, in which he served from 2007-2015.

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Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire
(Non-Executive member)

Orefitlhetse ‘Ore’ Catherine Masire holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management (University of Derby) and a BSc. in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Auburn University, USA. Her professional career can be characterised as one of service to the small and medium sized business sector of Botswana.

Whilst at BOCCIM, she pioneered national training programmes for the SMME community, managed the BOCCIM – USAID relationship and spearheaded the delivery of the USAID enabled Botswana Workforce and Skills Training programme and Private Enterprise Development Project. In 2001, Ore founded The Office Manager, a nationally distributed publication for which she served as Executive Editor. She is currently Founding Director of Career Diversity, offering human resource consulting services at a national level and a Shareholder / Director at Laurelton Diamonds Botswana, a DeBeers Sightholder.

She holds other Executive roles of various entities like: Women In Business Association, Labour and Immigrants Selection Board, BOTA Quality Assurance Board, University Of Botswana Foundation Dinner Committee(till 2010), Botswana Defence Force Women’s Club President(till July 2012), Catholic Women’s League and NITT Advisory Council, Stanbic Bank Board member.

 
 
 

Vision Statement

Botho University aspires to be an integral player in building an economically diversified, fast growing, and prosperous Africa built on integrity, excellence, inclusiveness and financial viability.


Mission Statement

Botho University will produce well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and globally-employable graduates with the attitude, knowledge, skills and competencies to create value and drive productivity increases needed to catalyse sustainable economic growth. The University is committed to long-term stakeholder satisfaction through continuous quality improvement, financial viability, and culture of integrity, excellence and inclusiveness in all its activities including its leadership, teaching, research, consulting, and community services.