Mr. Thapelo Tsheole
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Stock Exchange

Mr Tsheole is a seasoned Financial Markets expert with a cumulative experience of 15 years having worked for Bank of Botswana (BoB) and Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).

Mr Tsheole holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Single Major Economics) from the University of Botswana and a Master of Commerce (MComm) in Financial Markets from Rhodes University (RSA). Further, he holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (RSA). He has also completed several financial markets programmes as well as a Leadership Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (RSA).

Mr Tsheole has extensive financial markets experience in Capital Markets, Forex, Structured Products and the Financial Market Regulation. He was appointed CEO of the BSE in January 2016 following a short stint as Deputy CEO at BSE since February 2014, preceded by the Product Development Manager position since 2007. Mr Tsheole began his career at BoB in 2001as Settlement Supervisor and Money Markets Dealer in the Financial Markets Department.

Mr Tsheole is a firm believer in the development of the financial market in Botswana and Africa, as well as their importance to economic growth and stability. It is against this backdrop that he has led initiatives to increase activity in the financial market in Botswana.

Mr Tsheole is currently an Executive Committee member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), and sits on the following Boards Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority, Medicines Regulatory Authority of Botswana, ACHAP Botswana and ACHAP International. As a result of his extensive experience he was invited to serve as a member of Africa Integrated Reporting Committee (AIRC), a joint initiative between Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and World Bank as of July, 2017.


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