Mr. Alan Boshwaen

Alan-Boshwaen

Qualifications

  • BA Honors in Industrial Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Kent at Canterbury
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town

Mr. Alan Boshwaen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH). BIH is a state owned company with a mandate to develop and operate Botswanas first science and Technology Park in which it will promote and facilitate research, development, education and innovation activities and support start-ups and existing companies to grow. BIH attracts companies, universities, research institutes and advanced training institutes to establish in the Botswana Innovation Hub and also seeks to establish strategic joint ventures and collborations.

Alan has extensive experience in the Financial Services and Banking sectors having been CEO of the Botswana International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and held senior management positions with Standard Chartered Bank Botswana and Barclays Bank of Botswana. Alan has also previously worked for Debswana (De Beers Botswana) Diamond Mining Company.

He holds BA Honors in Industrial Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town. He is a non-executive Board Member of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation –a Telecomms Utility and of Letshego Financial Services –a regional Africa micro finance listed company He also serves on the Advisory Board of the University Of Botswana School Of Business.

“At BIH we are making great strides towards being the home of innovation, serving as the springboard for the development and growth of innovative and technology led companies and a key player in mobilising funding for the commercialisation of transformative ideas at prototype stage.”

Alan Boshwaen
CEO, Botswana Innovation Hub
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