Ms. Peggy Serame
Appointed January 01, 2015.
Peggy Onkutlwile Serame is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) assisting the Minister in overseeing Parastatals under MTI. Amongst other duties she is charged with the responsibility of promoting industrial development, economic growth and diversification, as well as facilitating job and wealth creation. She is also responsible for coordinating work on regional integration and negotiation of trade agreements.
She brings over 20 years of leadership and experience which started at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning where she rose through various echelons from Assistant Economist to Principal Economist as well as heading special assignments under the Ministry. She also served on a special assignment at the World Bank Voice secondment Programme in 2007.
In 2007, she was appointed Chief Economist heading the Multilateral Institutions Cooperation Unit where she provided advice on issues relating to SADC, SACU, IMF, World Bank Group, and Commonwealth. Subsequently she served as Director of Macroeconomic Policy Section, Economic and Financial Policy Division, under the Ministry coordinating the preparation of National Development Plans and annual Budget Speeches, and monitoring Economic Developments. From 2011 to 2014 she joined the Ministry of Trade and Industry as Deputy Permanent Secretary overseeing the Economic Diversification Drive.
She is currently serving under various Boards. These include; Botswana Development Corporation where she was appointed Board Director on 1st January 2015, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) as well as Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA). She previously served under the Boards of Botswana Privatisation Asset Holdings and Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency Venture Capital Fund (CVCF).
Ms Serame holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Botswana (Electives on International Trade; Policy Analysis and Economic Management) and a Bachelor’ of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics also from the University of Botswana.