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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.

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.

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.

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.
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. He has also held diplomatic positions, such as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ambassador to Ireland, Spain and Portugal. Early in his public service career, Tsekoa served in various capacities within the Ministry of Education, including positions of Principal Secretary and Deputy Principal Secretary within the Ministry.

Kate Senye is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors with more than 18 years post qualification experience working as a development economist and investment analyst.

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.

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

Prof Peter A. Mbati is currently the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Academic and Quality at Botho University where he is responsible for teaching and learning, research and community engagement activities and, matters of programme development and accreditation. He previously served as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda from 2008 - 2018. He obtained his PhD in Parasitology from Kenyatta University and thereafter embarked on a postdoctoral training in advanced studies in protozoan diseases at the Research Centre for Protozoan Molecular Immunology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan.

Prof Mbati served on the Executive Boards of RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Agriculture) and the AAU (Association of African Universities). He Chaired the Higher Education and Leadership Management programme of Universities South Africa. Prof. Mbati was an NRF-rated scientist between 2000-2018 and has published over 60 research articles in peer-reviewed internationally recognized journals. He has supervised over 20 post graduate students at Masters’ and doctoral levels in the fields of molecular parasitology and immunology.

As Vice Chancellor at UNIVEN, he oversaw major transformative initiatives at the institution, including extensive academic re-engineering of the academic project; exponential growth in research outputs and post graduate students and; construction of state-of-the-art infrastructure to the value of R 1.5 billion. Prof. Mbati has previously served as the Acting Director of the Biomedical Sciences Research Centre of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Campus Principal of the QwaQwa Campus of the University of the Free State and, Group Executive Livestock Business Division of the Agricultural Research Council, South Africa.

Simon Lloyd is the Dean of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism at Botho University. He holds an MPhil in Inclusive Innovation from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a BSc in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. In addition to Academic responsibilities, Simon oversees the hospitality operations within the Institution, comprising of guesthouses and on-campus restaurant, and Industry and Stakeholder relations.