Mr. Solomon Sekwakwa
Former Board Chairman (2009 – 2011); Director. Appointed November 2011.
An Economist, Mr Sekwakwa is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Mr Sekwakwa started his career as an Industrial Planner for Selibe–Phikwe mine in 1979, joined the Southern District Council as an Assistant Economist where he rose through the ranks to become Senior Economist in 1994, Principal Economist for the Central District Council and Ministry of Finance and Development Planning from 1995 to 1998 respectively. In 2000, he was again promoted to Chief Economist (Projects), and subsequently re designated Chief Economist (Macro). In 2001, he was further promoted to Director of Economic Affairs (Macro). In 2007, Mr Sekwakwa became Secretary, Development and Budget Division and a year later, he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
Mr Sekwakwa has served in a number of Boards including: Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA;, University of Botswana’s Finance and Audit Committee (as Chairman; National Development Bank; Vision 2016 Council; Bank of Botswana; De Beers Societe Anonyme; Debswana; Debswana Investment; De Beers Audit Committee; and Banyana Farm Pty Ltd
Mr Sekwakwa holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Botswana