Taking stock with Tsheole

With a natural flair for numbers, 43-year-old Thapelo Tsheole is perfectly suited to lead the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) – which is exactly what he has done with great success for the last three years.

The Mochudi man’s time at BSEL dates back to February 2007, when he was appointed Product Development Manager.

Prior to that, Tsheole, who is also the Chairman of the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE), had worked at the Bank of Botswana for seven years, rapidly rising up the hierarchy from Trainee Settlement Officer to the International Dealing Desk.

This week The Voice’s Kabelo Adamson sat down with the man at the centre of BSEL’s recent revival to dissect the murky world of finance and find out exactly what makes him tick.

Q. We have seen quite a few changes and improvements since your appointment as Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

A. When I was appointed the CEO, one of the clear intentions I had was to really take the stock exchange to the people in terms of increasing publicity about the presence of the stock market and also educating members of the public about the opportunities that exist in the stock market in Botswana.


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