Feb 26, 2016 BIH News

New Appointment – Director ICT and Marketing

Director ICT and Marketing

Botswana Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the appointment of Tshepo Tsheko, as Director of ICT and Marketing. Having successfully pioneered Botswana Innovation Hubs flagship technology entrepreneurship development programme, First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC), Tsheko’s appointment reflects the company’s organic growth.

With more than 10 years’ experience in the ICT and business administration sectors, which includes a distinguished track record as a Business Analyst at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey, USA; Technical Consultant at Hewlett Packard in Chester, UK and Group IT Manager at Turnstar Holdings in Gaborone, Botswana, Tsheko boasts significant experience amassed from various countries.

As Director of ICT and Marketing, Tsheko will be responsible for the overall ICT strategy, planning and provision of quality end-to-end ICT services and solutions within Botswana Innovation Hub. Tsheko will also oversee continuous service improvement to Botswana Innovation Hub and its clients. In addition he will facilitate and give strategic guidance in the development and growth of a dynamic ICT cluster that supports national objectives.

Critical to his role, will be the focus on international business development, sourcing funds and innovative products and services commercialization.

Tsheko is the founding Programme Manager for FSVC, the Botswana Innovation Hub’s hybrid incubator/accelerator program. Having joined the technology entrepreneurship development programme in January 2013, Tsheko has been pivotal in guiding the programme in providing technology advisory services, business and technology support services, strategic partnerships, tenancy and market access support to startup ventures. His work with technology startups accords Tsheko a solid understanding
of their issues and challenges and will become invaluable in crafting and supporting their growth and future orientation.

Tsheko holds a Bachelors’ of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering and is currently also pursuing a Master’s in Business Leadership through the University of South Africa, School of Business leadership. Recently, Tsheko took up the post of Chairman for the Human Resources Development Council’s (HRDC) Sector Committee on Research Innovation, Science and Technology.

Recently, Tsheko took up the post of Chairman for the Human Resources Development Council’s (HRDC) Sector Committee on Research Innovation, Science and Technology.