The long journey of search and recruitment of the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) of substantive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has come to an end Keletsositse Olebile will soon be announced as one.
Olebile has been acting as the BITC CEO following the departure of Meshack Tshekedi who was also on an acting capacity. Tshekedi had replaced Letsebe Sejoe who left the centre March 2017.
Olebile is not new to BITC as he has previously served as Executive Director – Strategy and Competitiveness. His role at the time entailed economic and market research, corporate strategy management, corporate performance Monitoring, as well as records & information management.
The role of the BITC Chief Executive is not limited to driving the country’s economic growth through attraction of FDI, domestic investment, but also involves spearheading the growth of exports.
As an integrated investment promotion authority (IPA), BITC serves as a focal point for investment promotion, export development and nation branding.
Olebile is qualified with a Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
When contacted on Friday BITC Board of Directors Chairman Victor Senye did not deny nor confirm. He said information regarding the issue will be communicated soon.
“I cannot not state the time of the announcement as we are still in consultation with our parent Ministry,” said Senye.
The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry Peggy Serame however confirmed the imminent appointment.