Keabetswe Segole has been named the Project Management Executive of Botswana Fibre Network Ltd, a role that will see him lead and manage all the BoFiNet projects, work closely with the CEO and advice on the direction of the telecommunications body.
Segole is seen as an asset in the telecommunication industry and a key player in rolling out the mandate of the organisation as he is a veteran of the industry and understands the business, the market and the products.
Previously as the interim CEO, Segole was reporting to Board of Directors appointed by Minister of Transport and Communications Nonofo Molefhi.
“It is a benefit to BoFiNet for him to be part of the team as he could have easily selected to go back to his former employer,” said BoFiNet.
Segole is said to be experienced and he was leading the establishment of BoFiNet and understands the government’s expectation and also the business acumen.
Recently the organisation took shape to provide and operate a world class telecommunications backbone network infrastructure which will drive connectivity and economic growth.
Also BoFiNet is challenged with becoming a commercial organization that can sustain itself and also be able to reduce the cost of telecommunications to licensed Public Telecommunications Operators and value added network service providers. Botswana Communication regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has already issued BoFiNet the first wholesale license which is a new category of licensing for Botswana market.
BoFiNet was established in 2012 following government separation of the incumbent operator, BTC, into two separate organisations which are BoFiNet and BTC Ltd, which will be partially privatise once the separation is complete.
BoFiNet Board’s chairman is Ratsela Mooketsi and board members are Malebogo Mpugwa, Dr Pauline Sebina, Marvin Torto, Letsebe Sejoe, and Ditirwa Mphoeng. Segole was appointed with immediate effect of 14th October 2013.