Ms L. Lesetedi

Ms L. Lesetedi Deputy Vice Chancellor – Corporate Services

Website: www.bou.ac.bw

Email: dvccs@staff.bou.ac.bw

Lesedi Lesetedi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Corporate Services for Botswana Open University (BOU) where she joined beginning of January, 2017. She is responsible for directing and coordinating the planning and implementation of strategies of differentiated non-academic support operations covering functions of Human Resources, Financial Services, Procurement, Office Services (Administration & Facilities), Information Technology, Corporate Relations & Marketing for ensuring adherence to good corporate governance principles. Lesetedi came from Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) where she has been from 2009 to 2016 as a founding director of Internal Audit. She previously worked for Government in Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Lands and Housing, and the Ministry of State President. She also worked for the Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) and Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) respectively as the Director and Chief Audit Executive (CAE).

Lesetedi is a partner in corporate governance who is an Executive in organisational management with a wealth of experience in leadership, administration, and risk management. She is a professional Internal Auditor who attained Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) in 2014 and her CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) qualification in 2004. She also completed her Masters in Internal Audit and Management at London, United Kingdom in 2001. She finished her Bachelor of Commerce (B.com) Management degree in 1993 at the University of Botswana. Lesetedi has attended numerous trainings through seminars, workshops and conferences in Strategic Management, Leadership, Performance Management, Internal Auditing, Fraud, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, emotional intelligence, Management of Pension Funds amongst others. She has been attending conferences local and across the world for the mentioned topics/ subjects.

For her international commitments, Lesetedi is currently a member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global governance structures and the former Director-at-Large for the IIA Global Board with Headquarters at Orlando, Florida, USA and also served as the International Secretary in the Executive Committee of the Board. Has been a member of the FAO Audit Committee with Headquarters at Rome (Italy) for 6 years from April, 2013 to April 2019 (thus two 3 years terms) and became the Committee Chairperson from December, 2015. Was also appointed a member of the UNICEF Audit Committee in February, 2013 to February, 2019 for 6 years (thus two 3 years terms) and became the Chairperson from July, 2016 with Headquarters at New York, USA.

In Africa, Lesetedi has been a Council member of the African Federation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (AFIIA) for 8 years from 2009 to 2017 and served as Chairperson for two terms from 2011 to 2015 for two years each term. At local level in our Country, Lesetedi was the President of IIA Botswana for various terms up to 7 years from 2004 to 2011. Have been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors since 1999.

Further, Lesetedi is a resource person who made presentations internationally or chaired sessions in Internal Auditors national conferences in various countries multiple times including her country Botswana, and Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Tunisia, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon and Mauritius. She was a speaker at the IIA 75th internationally conference in New York, USA in 2016 and at Helsinki, Finland for the Nordic-Light CAE (Chief Audit Executive) conference in February 2017. She other times make presentations to governance fora like to Board of Directors and/or Executive/Senior Management for some organisations across industries.

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