For some time now, Keneilwe Matseke has been part of Letshego’s expansion into the rest of Africa. Matseke relocated to Lesotho in 2012 as the Head of Consumer Finance and later to Kenya in the same position.
The 31-year-old Serowe born is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, where she is the Head of Consumer Solutions, a new department for the Nigeria subsidiary where her primary role among others is to establish and come up with strategies to grow the department.
Due to her demanding work, Matseke spends most of her time attending business forums and travelling Africa.
In this interview, she takes time out of her busy schedule to field questions from Voice Reporter Kabelo Dipholo.
Q. For those who don’t know you, who is Keneilwe Matseke?
A. There are many ways I can answer that question but I am going to keep it simple. Keneilwe Matseke is a young woman who is miles away from her home country in search of any opportunities to better the lives of as many people I come across as possible. I started life at the bottom – where I am today is definitely not because I am better or even the best!
As a young Motswana woman in her 30s who happens to be part of the Letshego Microfinance Bank Senior Management team in Nigeria, I would say that I’m well guided by hard work, honesty and integrity.
My background is not rosy as I’m an only child who comes from humble beginnings. However, I’m happy that I have been able to take my future into my own hands. I studied Communication Science and have also gone on to take various professional courses that have prepared me for where I am today. I’m a simple person who is driven by a sense of mission to make a lasting mark in my world.
I may not be able to describe myself in totality, but I would say that I’m all about adding value wherever I go.