The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Credmark EDC Botswana, Nkosi Mwaba, has been appointed onto the Board of Institute of Credit Management (ICM) Africa, which is an international credit management institute with a pan-Africa focus.
Mwaba has been involved in the credit management profession for over eight years and was one of the first full members of the South African Institute of Credit Management in Botswana. His efforts and successes in empowering Credit Management professionals in Botswana have been evidenced and appreciated by various icons of the industry from across Africa.
Under his new role Mwaba will be tasked with increasing the institute’s membership base and presence in the rest of Africa. He will be working with fellow credit experts in countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania among others. The ICM Africa head office is currently based in Windhoek, Namibia, and this is where Mwaba’s appointment will be officiated next month at an annual event.
“This is an exciting challenge for me and a welcome opportunity for self development. I look forward to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with fellow professionals from other countries in Africa,” he said.
Mwaba said the institute hopes to enhance the careers of the thousands of aspiring professionals including those in Botswana through their strong education portfolio. He said part of their mandate is to raise professional standards in the credit fraternity and to establish the basis of a sound economic credit function for business in general.
“I think that is vital, particularly for Botswana,” he stated.
The ICM Africa is an institute founded in 1996, initially as the Namibian branch of the South African Institute of Credit Management. It was then re-launched as an independent International body with a mandate to expand the rest of Africa. This institution also arranges and facilitates in-house and open courses structured to the needs and requirements of specific business organisations throughout Africa. Skills-based courses offered through colleges and trainers accredited by this ICM Africa include, Risk Assessment, Effective Credit Control, Practical Collection Techniques, Telephone Collection Techniques, Legal Aspects of Debt Collection, and many other short courses. Academic courses offered by this Institute include Certificate in Credit Management and Diploma in Credit Management. Some of these courses have recently been recognized by ICM UK and Australia.