Highly experienced financial sector executive Boikanyo Kgosidintsi has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Western Life Insurance Botswana
Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Boikanyo Kgosidintsi said, “I have been an executive in financial services for over 20 years and I am extremely excited to be joining the first 100% citizen owned insurer in Botswana. The Non-Bank Financial Institution sector has historically been dominated by majority foreign owned companies. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that with the right leadership in place, customer- centric solutions and shareholder support it is possible for citizen owned entities to compete and deliver world class service to the sector.”
Kgosidintsi joins Western Life Insurance Botswana from Letshego Holdings Limited where he was Group Head of Investor Relations; a position that he has held since November 2014. Prior to that, Boikanyo was Vice-President, Investment Banking Division: Sub-Saharan Africa Coverage at Absa Capital based in Johannesburg.
A lawyer by profession, Boikanyo has deep domestic financial services experience having been involved in stakeholder management, structuring, execution and marketing of debt capital market raisings in excess of US2bn for sovereign issuers, blue chip corporates and Government related entities across sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2019, Boikanyo was appointed member of the Investment Committee of Aleyo Capital Fund 1. He was also appointed Vice President Botswana Bond Market Association in the same year. He completed his LLB from the University of Botswana in 1997.