Board of Directors
The Minister of Transport and Communications, Hon. Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, has appointed Board of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) in terms of Section 4 of the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act).
The Board’s mandate is, among others, to: promote and ensure enhanced performance in the communications sector; impose a universal access and service levy on identified operators for purpose of funding universal access to communications; promote and ensure universal access in respect to provision of communications services; and effective regulation of regulated sectors.
Prof. Joseph Monamanti Chuma is Acting Head of Department of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST). He is responsible for the strategic direction of the department. He is also responsible for the development of Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Engineering study programmes, mentoring of junior staff and providing students’ advisory role.
His long list of service to the profession and community include, but are not limited to: Chairman of BIUST Staff Pension Fund Board of Trustees; Member of the Registration Committee of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB); Chairman of the Electrical and Electronics Professional Assessment Committee; Chairman of the Telecommunication Technical Committee, Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS); Council member of the Botswana Institute of Engineers.
Prof Chuma is a professional engineer registered with the ERB. He holds a PhD. in Electronic System Engineering from the University of Essex, UK; M.Sc. In Telecommunications and Information Systems Engineering, University of Essex, UK; Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Botswana and BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Onkagetse Pusoentsi is a Senior Partner with Modimo and Associates law firm. A lawyer by profession, Pusoentsi specialises on industrial relations and corporate governance. As Senior Partner, he deals with issues of Civil Litigation, Commercial Agreements and General Legal Advice to clients on different disciplines of the Law including Conveyancing, Notarial Practice, Labour Law and Employment, Land Law, Contract Law, Delict, Construction, Estates, Debt Collection, Arbitration as well as Corporate and Commercial.
He is a former member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the International Working Group on Women and Sport. He is also a former Prosecutor of the Botswana Premier League and a Legal Advisor of the Botswana Football Association serving in its National Executive Committee for 4 years.
Mr Pusoentsi holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Botswana and is currently reading for board secretaryship with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and has acquired some training on corporate governance with the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.
Gape Kaboyakgosi, is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at ABM University College. Prior to joining ABM University College, he served as Senior Research Fellow and Head of Public Sector Reforms, Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). Gape has over eighteen years professional work experience in policy advisory role with BIDPA. His PhD research in the field of Public Policy had a focus on regulation.
Gape has led a number of studies in the transformation of the regulatory landscape in Botswana, including a feasibility study for the establishment of a construction industry regulator, a review of waste management regulation in Botswana, retirement fund regulation; anticorruption; and transport sector regulation among others. He was lead editor in the book Industry Regulation in Botswana - Case Studies in Industry Governance, Implementation and Public Accountability in Botswana.
Kaboyakgosi holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, Australia; Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University, USA and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Botswana.
Galeboe MMELESI is the Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) where he is responsible for the leadership and delivery of BOL’s ICT strategy.
He setup an efficient ICT department for BOL based on cloud technologies and in the process pushing Microsoft to offer Office 365 commercially in the region. He implemented BOL’s SAP Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) which won BOL an award from SAP Africa.
Mmelesi’s professional work experience spans eighteen years. Prior to BOL, he initially served Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) as Head of ICT and later Privatisation Programme Manager where he expeditiously separated assets between BTCL and Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) as part deliverables leading to BTCL’s Initial Public Offer (IPO).
Mmelesi has also served in different capacities at Orange Botswana, Associated Fund Administrators (AFA), Hydro-Comp Enterprises and Ernst & Young. Further, he serves on the Board of Botswana Export Credit Insurance (BECI) as a member and Human Resources Committee (HRC) Chairman. He’s also a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board of the University of Botswana. Mmelesi is also a trustee for CSI-Concepts Foundation, organisers of the annual Desert Bush Walk.
Mmelesi holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Botswana and has certified as a Board Director (IoDSA), ITIL Expert Practitioner (Pink Elephant), PRINCE2 Practitioner (Innolead Botswana), Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner (Snap-Tech) and Risk Practitioner (Snap-Tech).