Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm) this week held a cocktail at the Gaborone International Convention Centre for its stakeholders. The purpose of the event was to interact with stakeholders and update them on Bifm’s vision for 2012.
Speaking at the event, the Bifm CEO, Tiny Kgatlwane, noted that Bifm valued the relationship it had built over its 36 years of existence with its stakeholders.
“We have come a long way as Bifm, and it is through your support ÔÇô our valued stakeholders, and the dedicated staff at Bifm, that we have managed to remain innovative in the way we conduct our business. It is our hope that we will continue in this mutually beneficial relationship to soar to greater heights.”
Stakeholders were also advised of the introduction of new product offerings. “2012 will also see the launch of the new Unit Trust business,” said Kgatlwane. “We hope it will attract a large retail and wholesale client base as it creates alternative investment options for our clients.”
She continued, “We will also be launching the Bifm Private Equity Fund in the second quarter of 2012.”
New members of staff and movements within Bifm were also announced to the stakeholders.
These included the new Head of Unlisted Investments, Kudzani Pickup, a member of the CFA Institute, the Human Resources Business Partner, Goitseone Mabua, the Risk & Compliance Manager, Cheshe Dow, the Unit Trust Manager, Sharifa Noor and the Client Services Manager for Unit Trusts, Tiny Vaughan.
As part of the development strategy and nurturing of talent within the business, Bifm also announced the elevation of two members of the team. Boikanyo Mogami, who now holds the position of Head of Listed Investments, also a member of the CFA Institute and Pulafela Isaacs, Portfolio Manager, Local Equities.
Bifm has been involved in Public Private Partnerships that have seen delivery of the SADC Headquarters and Plot 21 ÔÇô the Office of the Ombudsman and Land Tribunal.
It has also invested in other projects such as the Rail Park Mall, which began operations in 2011, and Botswana’s largest shopping centre – Airport Junction Shopping Centre.
The new shopping centre will be officially opened to the public on the 26th of April 2012.