Duma Boko

Vice President: Ndaba N. Gaolatlhe :

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES :

An authentic, adaptable and high impact world class leader, often recognised for his distilled entrepreneurial, strategic-thinking and diplomatic attributes. He has operated internationally and succeeded in creating long term coalitions with a diverse range of organizational formations across many countries. He continually demonstrates a capacity to operate at all levels and has worked amicably with a wide range of institutions across a wide spectrum of sectors. He is Vice President of a major opposition party in Botswana.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1999 • MBA Finance
George Washington University Washington, DC 1995 • BS Mathematics • BA Economics • University Mathematics week award, 1991

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :

Potje (Pty) Ltd January 2000 – Current Founder Chief Executive Officer • Founded the company; provided leadership towards establishment of a footprint as world-class strategy consulting group Photon Private Equity Management Company (Pty) Ltd September 2005 – January 2007 Founder Chief Executive Officer • Established Cassiopeia Private Equity Fund, capitalized at more than BWP 120 million or about US$25 million, a pioneering private equity initiative in Botswana. • Photon wields capabilities in market, organizational, operational and integrated strategy as well as in financial structuring. Fieldstone Private Capital New York, U.S. 1998 Summer Associate • Constructed and audited financial models for acquisitions, expansions, and green-field transactions or investments in electrical power stations and distribution companies. Individual transactions exceeded US20 million Botswana Institute for Development Analysis (BIDPA) December 1995- January 2000 Assistant Research Fellow • Team member, construction of Botswana’s Macroeconomic Model; • Member of consulting team, evaluation of the Financial Assistance Policy (Botswana’s business empowerment programme), leading to establishment of the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA), the largest empowerment (financial) in Botswana; • Author of a Bank of Botswana publication, Botswana’s boom and recession experience: A discussion. Government of Namibia, Ministry of Trade Windhoek, Namibia 1995 Served as Special Assistant in the Minister’s office Chief Economist, (Export Processing Zone initiative, ODC) Windhoek, Namibia 1995 Worked as a part of a pioneering team that established Namibia’s export processing zone Bank of Botswana Gaborone, Botswana Winter ’91, ’92,’93 Research Assistant, Research Department

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:

Parliament of Botswana October 2014 - Current Member of Parliament • Member, Statory Bodies and Public Enterprises Committee • Member, Finance and Estimares Committee • Member, Public Accounts Committee • Member, Economic Development and Trade Committee Umbrella for Democratic Change (main opposition in Botswana) Current Secretary General and Running-mate of Presidential candidate • Previous positions held include Head of Policy of the UDC (2012 – 2014) Botswana Movement for Democracy Current President • Previous positions held include Head of Policy and Strategy (2010 – 2012), Vice President (2012 - 2014) Other • Speech-writer for the President of the Republic of Botswana, F. G. Mogae – Harvard University Address on Debt Crisis, 2000 • Speech-writer for the President of the Republic of Botswana, F. G. Mogae – Summit on African Debt Crisis, Kenya, 2000

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES :

• Founder Patron, The Maikano Serenaders Choir
• Founder Coordinator, Volunteer programme, Mathematics and General Knowledge Programme for High School Final Year Students, Botswana (Winter/Summer ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94) and then during 1997, 2005
• Founder Coordinator, Volunteer programme, Mathematics and General Knowledge Programme for High School Leavers, Namibia (1995)
• Chairman, UCCSA Youth, Gaborone (1997)
• Secretary-General, African Community, George Washington University (1993)
• Enjoy long walks, travelling, reading poetry, reading classical and modern literature, reading a wide range on journals, as well as appreciating countryside nature (camping and bird-watching) .

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