Mr. Bashi Gaetsaloe
Appointed April 01, 2014.
Mr Bashi Gaetsaloe is the Managing Director of Botswana Development Corporation, a role he assumed in 2014. BDC is an investment company registered as a private company under the Companies Act of Botswana. The Government of Botswana is the shareholder. Incorporated in 1970, BDC has been instrumental in the development of Botswana through direct investments - debt, equity, mezzanine, structured finance - in new ventures. BDC is a self-funding organisation led by an independent Board.
At BDC, Mr Gaetsaloe is tasked with driving the execution of the corporate strategy with specific focus on ensuring organisational performance. He is also responsible for ensuring the development of policies and strategies that pro-actively promote economic development, diversification of the national economy and achieve the mandate of BDC. Bashi has successfully led the BDC Transformation Programme which led to a substantial turn-around for the business and re-positioned it for sustainable growth.
He joined BDC from Accenture Botswana where he was the Country Managing Director. He has held Director / CEO positions of growing responsibility and profile for the past 18 years, initially as a Director of HRMC Management Consultants and later as Managing Director of two global entities, KPMG Consulting and Accenture. He has advised and consulted to the Botswana Government as well as to Botswana’s leading companies across the banking, telecommunications, insurance, manufacturing and mining industries. Mr Gaetsaloe also has experience in the region have worked in Namibia and South Africa.
Mr Gaetsaloe has specific expertise in the areas of investment strategy, development finance, business strategy, organisational transformation, business start-ups and business turnaround, and change management.
He holds a MA in Economics from Yale University, New Haven, USA and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College, New London, USA.