Bakwena has been involved in the Botswana capital market for the last ten years starting his career as a dealer at the same company.
Bakwena has gain valuable experience at the former Investec Securities, Capital Securities and as the first Listings and Trading Manager of the Botswana Stock Exchancge (BSE9).
He has been the acting chief executive officer of the BSE since September 2005 following the departure of Dr. Tegogo Matume.
At the BSE, Bakwena played a significant role, in a regulatory capacity in a number of domestic and dual listings, medium term note programs, and corporate actions.
Bakwena’ professional advancement include a four week intensive course at the Securities Exchange Commission in USA. Attachments at several financial institutions in New York, a capital market course at the Mumbai Stock Exchange in India. Bakewna has gained knowledge and experience of regional markets through his reputation of the BSE at the association of Securities Exchange in Africa, the committee of the SADC Securities Exchanges in various countries and the Association of national Numbering Agency in Egypt.
Bakewna holds a bachelor of Commerce ( Accounting Degree ) from the University of Botswana and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He holds an International Capital Market Qualification from the South African Institute of Financial Markets and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration through the University of Botswana.