Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) and Botswana Breweries Limited (BBL) have announced the departure of Thapelo Letsholo at the end of March.
Having previously served the business in the Marketing department, Thapelo was appointed Group Corporate Affairs and Strategy Director. He was also appointed as a Trustee for Kgalagadi Beverages Trust (KBT).
In his role as Group Corporate Affairs and Strategy Director, he contributed vastly to the development and of corporate strategy and enhancement of the companies’ stakeholder engagement programme. Furthermore, he implemented processes and programmes necessary to position and steer the companies through turbulent times.
Hloni Matsela, KBL and BBL Managing Director said, “Thapelo’s arrival coincided with the announcement of the implementation of the alcohol levy. It was at this point that Thapelo showed his mettle and caliber in leading lobbying activities and negotiations for appropriate direction in the many issues that emerged and threatened the very existence and sustainability of our business. For that, Thapelo’s work will forever be foot printed at KBL and BBL. We are proud to have had the opportunity to interact and work with a person of his vast intellect. Please join me in wishing Thapelo the very best.”
Most recently, Thapelo’s versatility and resourcefulness is seen in the KickStart publication that has just been produced for Kgalagadi Beverages Trust.
Thapelo leaves the companies together with his team having just completed KBL & BBL documentary, which you will soon have the pleasure of viewing.
The documentary gives an excellent account of KBL & BBL’s achievements in sustainable development.
Looking outside KBL and BBL, Thapelo’s immense astuteness is celebrated by the alcohol industry as a whole as he spearheaded the formation of the Botswana Alcohol Industry Association (BAIA).
He is the inaugural Chairperson of BAIA and, as a result of his leadership, the Association has established itself as the significant voice of the industry and is effectively delivering on its ideal of partnering with stakeholders to reduce the abuse of alcohol in Botswana.