Mr. Blackie Marole

Mr. Blackie Marole
Director and Board Chair

Appointed November 14, 2011.

An Economist by profession, Mr Marole spent 21 years of his career in the civil service where he reached the highest post in the Ministry of Energy, Water and Minerals Resources as its Permanent Secretary.

Mr Marole has provided oversight as Director and Chairman of the following national and international Boards: African Energy Resources; Associated Fund Administrators (AFA); Alternate Director and Chairman,  Botswana Diamond Valuing Company; Alternate Director, Director and Chairman, Debswana Diamond Company; Director Diamond Manufacturing Botswana; Alternate Director, Diamond Trading Company; Alternate Director for Debswana Pension Fund Board of Trustees; Chairman of Botswana Power Corporation; Chairman of Water Utilities Corporation; Alternate Director BCL; Chairman of Water Apportionment Board; Chairman Teemane Manufacturing Company; Director De Beers Centenary AG/De Beers Consolidated Mines; Director BCL Limited; Director Botswana Ash; Director De Beers Prospecting (Pty) Ltd; Director De Beers Botswana (Pty) Ltd; Chairman Barclays Bank of Botswana; Director CIC Energy among others.

Mr Marole holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, United States. He also holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Botswana, and an Economic Institute Diploma with the University of Colorado.