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Mrs Bridget P. John
Executive Chairperson

Bridget John’s career spans a period of 25 years in the Botswana public sector having started as an Assistant Economist in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in 1992, rising through the ranks to the position of Principal Economist where she handled issues of development planning and coordinated Government’s support from development partners. Bridget was appointed to the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) in 2003 where she served as Divisional Manager (Services), and as Executive Director (Services) responsible for the management of procurement of services for central Government. She was appointed Coordinator of the Education Hub and the Botswana International University of Science and Technology in 2008 overseeing, among others, the strengthening of local capacity for tertiary students to study locally, and supporting the attraction of regional and international students to study in Botswana. She is currently the Executive Chairperson of PPADB, a position she has held since 2011, responsible for the overall management of services, works and supplies procurement for the central Government.

Bridget John (MCIPS) holds BA (Economics), and MBA both from University of Botswana, and MA (Development Policy and Administration) from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. She has also received training in Public Private Partnerships and Financing from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Executive Development Programme from the University of Cape Town, Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships from the University of London, and Public Procurement from the International Law Institute in Washington DC. Her other training is in the area of leadership, corporate governance, project management, customer service, emotional intelligence, and public service delivery.















Mr Elijah T. Motshedi

Executive Director Works

Mr Elijah Talampe Motshedi is currently the Executive Director Works and Board Member for the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) since February 2013.  Some of his responsibilities include; Provides strategic direction of PPADB organisation as part of the Board of Directors, Setting of standards in public procurement and ensure monitoring of procuring entities to ensure compliance with PPAD Act, Advise the Board and Government on relevant and necessary improvements of procurement methods to achieve value for money and efficiency in implementation of Government infrastructure and building projects and Providing guidance and overall management of Works division and Contractor Registration unit.

He Holds a Master of Business Administration (with Specialisation in Project Management) from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia achieved in 2010, Master of Science in Engineering, from University of London, London England achieved in 1999 and Bachelor of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada achieved in 1994.  Aerospace engineering is a specialised field of Mechanical Engineering dealing with design and manufacturing of aeroplanes (aeronautical engineering) and also with design and manufacturing of rockets and upper atmosphere vehicle systems (astronautical engineering)

He is a Professional Engineer registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB Botswana (since Dec 2015). He is also a member of the following PROFFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS which include; Affiliate Member:
Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK (2016)
Graduate Member: Royal Aeronautical Society, United Kingdom (Since 1997)
Associate Member: Australian Institute of Project Management (since 2010)

He was previously employed as a Director Airport Operations at Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) from January  2012 until  January 2013 where he was head of the Directorate of Airport Operations with five senior managers and a head count of over four hundred personnel.  He was also employed as  Divisional Manager Works for the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) from the year Sept 2007 until Dec 2011, Principal Procurement Specialist – Mechanical Engineering for Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) – Works Division from Jan 2003 – Aug 2007. 

He is chairperson of Budget & Estimate Committee of PPADB and a Member Board Tender Committee and a Member of Special Procurement and Asset Disposal Committee. From April 2017 to date Mr Motshedi has been a board member of Botswana Railways, Member Board Tender Committee and Member of Finance & Audit Committee. From July 2017 to date he has also had the privilege of being a Board member of Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (Pty) Ltd Board and a Member Board Tender Committee





























M​s Tumelo Motsumi

Executive Director Services

Tumelo Motsumi possesses a BA in Economics from the University of Botswana attained in 1997 as well as a Masters’ Degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, which she acquired in 2001. 

In addition, she has undertaken the Senior Development Programme with the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. She has also undergone training in numerous soft areas such as Supervisory and Management Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Customer Service and People Selection Skills.

The technical areas she has been trained on include Project Management, Project Appraisal, Audit and Monitoring of Procurement,  Designing High Performance and Sustainable Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure, Health, Education, Security and Sports Sector and Procurement and Contract Management Procedures.

Ms Motsumi started her career as an Assistant Economist with the Botswana Technology Center in 1997 where she intensively trained on areas such as Project proposal formulation and appraisal, Undertaking needs and impact assessment analysis and analysis of technology transfer strategies. Having rose through the ranks she left Botswana Technology Centre  as a Senior Economist in 2005 to join the Public Enterprises and Evaluation Agency (PEEPA) as a Business Analyst in the Outsourcing Department responsible for the implementation of the Government Outsourcing programme.

She joined PPADB in 2008 as a Principal Procurement Specialist in the Services Division where she was responsible for providing technical advice to the Board in areas of procurement of services. She was appointed to the position of Manager, Services in 2013 to manage the Services Division of PPADB. In September 2017, she was appointed Executive Director Services, to manage procurement in the services sector and disposal of public assets. 






Mr Kgakgamalo K. Ketshajwang

Executive Director Suppliers

Mr. Kgakgamalo Ken Ketshajwang joined Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board on the 2nd May 2007 as the Divisional Manager for Supplies. In 2012, there was a vacancy for the position of Executive Director Supplies and Mr. Ketshajwang applied for the position where he was interviewed with other applicants from the market and was appointed to the position of Executive Director Supplies and a Board member on the 01st November 2013. 

As the Executive Director Supplies, Mr. Ketshajwang is responsible for developing and implementing strategic and compliant procurement processes relevant to the procurement of supplies. He is the Chairperson of PPADB’s internal Management Tender Committee that awards tenders. He is a Champion for capacity building and anti-corruption and serves as a Chairperson of the Corruption Prevention Committee. He is also a member of Finance and Audit Committee and the Special Procurement and Asset Disposal Committee.
Before joining PPADB, he worked for Botswana Police Service from 1995 to 2007 as a Forensic Scientist. Mr. Ketshajwang was Head of the Forensic Chemistry Unit of the Botswana Police Service Forensic Science Laboratory, holding the position of a Chief Forensic Scientist. In 1995, Mr. Ketshajwang worked for Water Utilities Corporation as a temporary Assistant Water Quality Chemist.

Mr. Ketshajwang graduated from the University of Derby (United Kingdom) with a Master of Science (MSc) Strategic Management in 2010. He also did a Certificate Program in Forensic and Investigative Auditing with UNISA in 2010. He has attained a Professional Certificate in Business Management from the South African Institute of Management through the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2006. In 2002, he graduated from the King’s College of the University of London (UK) with an MSc in Forensic Science (Chemistry). He graduated from the University of Botswana with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Environmental Science) in 1995. 

He has other training in Leadership and Innovation in Public Procurement, Finance for Non Finance Managers, Public Private Partnership (PPP), Strategic Courses in Public Procurement and Asset Disposal matters, Procurement Fraud and Corruption, Effective Team Leader, Financial Forensic Auditing, among others. Mr. Ketshajwang has also acquired a Certificate of Full Accreditation by Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) in areas of public procurement and asset disposal matters, Fraud Management in the workplace and Strategic Management Training. Mr. Ketshajwang is a Full Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).












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Mr Andrew Nkaro

Part Time Director Works


Mr. Andrew Nkaro is a registered Civil Engineer with experience in road construction spanning over a period of 34 years in Botswana and abroad. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineer from Point Park College in the United States of America, Master's Degree in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He has also received short-term training on Microsoft, Project Management, Organization and Maintenance, Risk Management, Designing of PPP Projects and is registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

Mr. Nkaro is currently employed as Project Manager at Roughton International where he is responsible for construction supervision projects including preparation of tender documents and evaluation of bids. He is currently responsible for overall construction supervision of the upgrading of the Debete – Mookane – Machaneng Road Project were he gives overall guidance on the project.

After graduating from the Roads Training Centre in 1977, Mr. Nkaro spent most of his career working for the Roads Department under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. He was initially appointed as Assistant Roads Engineer where he rose through the ranks to become Director of Roads up until he retired and joined the private sector in 2006.

Mr. Nkaro has a wealth of experience in procurement as he has been involved in procurement matters related to the construction industry since 1995, when he worked as a Roads Engineer – Maintenance Contracts at the Roads Department. He has been in-charge of all periodic road maintenance contracts procurement and administration based on FIDC conditions of contract. The job entailed preparation of tender documents, evaluation of bids, making recommendations for award to the Accounting Officer, monitoring construction projects and processing of contractors' payment certificates. As he ascended up the echelon of the department he was responsible for procurement of all major road development projects in Botswana. Such projects include the multi-donor funded Trans-Kgalagadi Road, Gantsi – Sehitwa, Palapye – Martin's drift, the 4-lane road from Gaborone to Rasesa and many others throughout Botswana.

Mr. Nkaro joined Roughton International as Project Manager from 2006 to present where he worked on construction supervision on various roads both in Botswana and outside the country. Some of the major projects include the six lane road to Metsemotlhabe through Mogoditshane, the 155 Km road from Middlepits – Bokspits, the Oxbow – Mapholaneng road in Lesotho and the on-going Debete - Mookane – Machaneng Road.

Mr. Nkaro brings a lot of experience from the construction industry as performs his duty as member of the Board.​
 












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Mr Gerald Thipe

Part Time Director Services 


Mr. Gerald Nyadze Thipe attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia at Norwich, United Kingdom in 1981. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Botswana and Swaziland which he acquired in 1978. He have attended a number of short courses,  conferences, workshops and seminars addressing issues pertaining to project planning, appraisal and management including financial sector management. Mr Thipe  has also participated in various forums organized by such bodies as the ECA, World Bank/IMF, The Commonwealth Secretariat dealing with a wide
spectrum of economic and financial issues.

In April 2008, he was assigned by Government to head the Transport HUB as a Coordinator, he was responsible for establishing the Transport HUB office to spearhead the initiative to develop Botswana as a centre of excellence in transport and logistics in the SADC region.
He has served at Directorship level on a number of Boards of parastatals/statutory bodies and private sector entities.  These are namely: Air Botswana; Botswana Building Society (representing MFDP), Botswana Power Corporation, the Central Tender Board ( now re-constituted to form the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board), Soda Ash Botswana (Pty) Ltd, and BCL limited.
He currently serves on the BBS Board as a Non - Executive Director, particularly on the BBS  Board Committees dealing with Human Resources and Remuneration, Finance and Audit, and Demutualisation matters.
Mr. Thipe has extensive experience in dealing with public sector management issues as he was intimately involved in planning, coordination and implementation of policies and programmes/projects in various sectors of the economy.  The knowledge and expertise in this area was acquired by virtue of having served in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning; the then  Ministries of Minerals and Water Affairs, and Works and Transport; and the Ministry of Transport and Communications at various stages in his Public Service career spanning a period of 32 years.
 
He was appointed Permanent Secretary, for the then Ministry of Works and Transport from September 2002 to March 2008.  His responsibilities, amongst others, involved the supervision of the Department of Buildings and Engineering Services, Roads, Road Transport and Safety, Civil Aviation, and the Central Transport Organisation.  He also supervised two parastatals namely: Air Botswana and Botswana Railways. He had the opportunity to initiate and implement policies and  programmes/projects in all these sub-sectors in accordance with the National Development Plans of Government.






Mr Taolo Sebonego

Part Time Director Suppliers

Mr Taolo Sebonego is an accomplished results oriented Business Leader with a high business acumen and a proven track record in business performance improvement and turnarounds, strategy development and implementation. Adept at creating and managing strategic mutually beneficial alliances to leverage optimized costs and exceptional customer value as a driver for  sales and  shareholder  value. Well versed in Corporate Governance, having served in a number of Boards and being up-to-date with the latest trends.

He also has experience in Business Process Re-engineering, Performance Management, Conducting Project Due Diligence, Risk Assessment and Management, Procurement Adjudication and Policy Analysis and Development.

Sebonego is a highly effective communicator and negotiator and have proved my worth in influencing decisions in the right direction- where it matters, throughout my work life and in the various Boards that he has served.
He chairs PPADB's (internal) Procurement Committee and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC), and have previously been seconded to the Human Resource Committee.