The Board of Directors of Absa Bank Botswana Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Sethunya Makepe-Garebatho as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank, with effect from 15 September 2021. The appointment is subject to conclusion of the voting of shareholders at the Bank’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2022.
Sethunya is a seasoned executive, with a forte in labour law and employee relations and has more than 26 years of experience that has seen her working for various organisations such as Debswana Diamond Company, the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation and Global Resorts Botswana. She is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of People Connections, which is a Human Resource and Consultancy practice that Sethunya founded in 2002.
Sethunya’s experience on various boards and board committees of companies and other organisations has enhanced her corporate governance, risk management and leadership experience. She previously served on the boards of Botswana Housing Corporation, Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana Trade Commission and Women’s Finance House. She has also served as an Independent Trustee of the Alexander Forbes Retirement Fund and in the University of Botswana’s Human Resources Committee Council. She is currently a council member of Maru-A-Pula Secondary School.
Sethunya holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Botswana, Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom, an Executive Leadership Programme with Oxford University and has recently completed an Executive Coaching Programme, as well as a Compliance Management Programme with the University of Cape Town. She is a qualified Mediator and Arbitrator, having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in conjunction with the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.
On behalf of Management, Employees and Stakeholders of the Bank, the Board welcomes Sethunya into this new role and is confident that her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the Bank and inspire further delivery of the Bank’s ambition. [bse.co.bw]