Saturday, October 16, 2021

Competition Authority top post localised as Tebelelo Pule takes control of the ship

The Board of Directors of Competition Authority (CA) has appointed Tebelelo Pule to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect 1st October 2017.

Pule has been the acting CEO since April 2016 after the departure of the then CEO, Thula Kaira. At the time of the expiry of his employment contract early last year, Kaira, who was the Competition Authority founding CEO opted to part ways with thus creating the vacancy. At the time of his departure, Kaira had worked with CA for a period of five years.

On Friday, minister responsible for Trade and Investment, Vincent Seretse confirmed the change of guard at CA to Sunday Standard. Seretse said that the board has confidence on her Seretse. Pule is expected to directly report to the Competition Commission.

“The board has indeed localized the position and it was effective from 1st October 2017,” said Seretse.

Pule is a Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from the University of Botswana. She is a Fellow member of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) and an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (UK). She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Derby, UK.

Before joining the Authority Ms. Pule worked at Botswana Telecommunications Corporation as General Manager (Finance) responsible for Treasury, Credit Control, Revenue Assurance, Cash Management, Budget and Budgetary control, Fixed Assets, Management and Statutory Accounts and reporting, Procurement and Costing. After she left BTC, Mrs. Pule joined Bokamoso Private Hospital where her portfolio covered Finance, Front Office and Records.

Pule’s appointment comes at a time when the Ministry of Investment trade and Industry is under pressure to fill key vacant positions among its parastatal which have been vacant for a long time.

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