Botswana Chapter Team Members
Olebile Pungie Joseph- President
Young, Vibrant and Passionate! Olebile Pungie Joseph is a motivated, personable business professional with more than 8 years’ experience as a project management consultant and project controls specialist.
Well-versed in project management methodologies, risk management, project planning, scheduling, and cost analysis. A proponate of everything project management and project controls; Pungie is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Prince2 Practitioner, and RICS Associate. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Project and Logistics Management from the University of Botswana.
Pungie is the Project Controller for the Orapa No.2 Plants projects at Debswana. Her key motivation is on integration of efficiency and improvements to projects management discipline and standards.
In his Project Management Volunteer capacity, Pungie played a vital role in the formation of the PMI Botswana Chapter in 2015 and is currently the elected PMI Botswana Chapter President.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and travel.
Kabelo Nkhisang- VP Professional Development
His experience is not only limited to projects but has worked in the operations environments for Kgalagadi Breweries Ltd, a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc for more than 6 yrs.
He started off as a project manager heading the project management office charged with contributing towards the company’s strategic growth in terms of the roll-out of projects that increases the company’s marketing, distribution channels and footprint. He subsequently served as a plant manager heading the Francistown Brewery where he was providing management and leadership capabilities to one of two opaque breweries located in Botswana.
He has also worked for project management and quantity surveying consultants in Botswana (TNT Partnership) and in England (Arcadis-AYH). He is also a founding director of Tinho Excel Consult, a consultant company that provides project management, quantity surveying, contract administration and construction management services.
In addition the company provides training in the above fields. Kabelo holds an MBA Degree, with his first degrees being BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management acquired from Nottingham Trent University in UK, also holds a Diploma in Professional Practice from the same university and is currently pursuing a PhD in Project Management. In addition to these qualifications, Kabelo has been accredited amongst others as a Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE2 certified practitioner and also as a certified trainer for project management, construction management and contract administration. In his spare time when he is not writing in the third person, Kabelo enjoys the odd kickabout in the park with friends on a Sunday afternoon.
Jones Khogolo Likoswe- VP Membership, PMP
Jones is the Vice President Membership for the PMI Botswana Chapter. Senior Project Management Consultant with an engineering background.
He has accumulated extensive experience in Engineering, Mining, Construction and Project management which spans back to year 1996. He has been exposed to different projects environment, supported and successfully executed a diverse portfolio of projects.
He is currently working for Innolead consultants and is seconded to Debswana Diamond Company since 2013 to be part of project controls team that has successfully delivered concept study, prefeasibility, feasibility and preparatory works and currently on implementation phase for Jwaneng Mine Cut 9 project.
Jones started his career as a plant engineer for Coca-Cola Bottling Plant (Southern Bottlers) in Malawi, Engineering Workshop Manager for Okavango Steel Works, Mechanical Engineer and Services coordinator for Murray & Roberts.
Jones Holds BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malawi and accredited as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
In additional to Professional career, Jones is a business entrepreneur and a leader. He is the President of Society of Malawian in Botswana.
Zibani Kgatlhego- VP Volunteering
Zibani Kgatlhego is VP Volunteering for the PMI Botswana Chapter. A self-motivated professional with a drive for creativity and promotional initiative, Zibani holds is qualified with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and MSc in Project Management.
He is a strategic program manager with over Ten years of experience and expertise in overseeing monitoring, evaluation and projects implementation. He has a proven record of managing program life cycle from inception through integration, planning and verification via requirements based execution, quantitative risk management, and formal change management techniques. Zibani has exceptional ability to lead cross – functional teams in order to identify program capabilities, assess resources, and collaborative with personnel ensuring projects delivered on time and within scope of budget.
He holds several professional memberships which include
• Member of Botswana Institute of Development Professions (BIDP) 0496
• Member of Architects Association of Botswana (AAB) 13178
• Member of British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)0080558
• Member of Kwazulu – Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA)KGA001
• Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) 3211890
Member of Architects Registration Council (ARC) 02170187
His volunteer track record is very impressive having held a number of leadership positions in various community and professional associations.
Michelle Lame Rapotsane- VP Professional Development
Her career has evolved from being a Project Manager to Project Controls and she is currently Projects Controls Manager for the Programme Management Office (PMO) in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services (MLWS).
Further to that, her portfolio offers assistance to Government entities including Parastatals on all things Project Management. Michelle cut her teeth in construction as an Assistant Resident Engineer seconded to Knight Piesold Consulting before moving to Project Manager on the Lotsane Dam project that currently provides potable water to 22 villages in the Tswapong North Area. In advancing Project Management in Botswana, Michelle was part of a team that successfully set up a PMO with the then Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) in 2012 which went on to successfully complete multimillion projects in the Water and Energy Sectors. Michelle holds an MSc in Water and Environmental Management from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a BSc Environmental Science majoring in Hydrology from the University of Botswana. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Project Management with the University of Botswana. When she does get a minute to herself, Michelle enjoys consuming writings by African writers notably, Ben Okri.
Olebile Bolobilwe- VP Communications & Marketing
Olebile “Ole” Bolobilwe is the VP – Communications & Marketing for the PMI Botswana Chapter Board, following three years of commitment to the formation of the chapter as a member of the Steering Committee.
His passion and commitment to project management started with his successful completion of MSc in Project Planning & Management at Bradford University in the United Kingdom in 2010 after an enjoyable career in Monitoring & Evaluation spanning over 8 in various sectors.
On completion of his masters degree Olebile was appointed Project Manager for the US government-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative at the new University of Botswana over a period of six years. The project comprised several sub-projects, mainly focused on procurement and setting up of medical training infrastructure. Olebile is currently Assistant Director of the Research Funding portfolio since 2016. He is also the Founding Director of Project U, a company focused on professional training, mentorship and coaching.
A certified Prince 2 Practitioner, Olebile has a Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from the Botswana Accountancy College, a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Botswana and a National Higher Diploma in Secondary Education from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He is qualified with a diploma in Public Relations from the Institute of commercial Management (ICM-UK). He has completed several executive development courses through Stellenbosch University’s Executive Development Programme including Project Governance, Leadership and Management and Operations Management.
Ole is a lifelong learner who enjoys reading, writing and peaking. He has written 48 articles as a freelance writer for a local newspaper. He is an avid hiker and a member of Mosepele Hiking Club.
Okitanye Gaogane- VP Administration, PMP
Is a certified Project and Programme Professional with a number of International Bodies including PMI, APMG, AXELOS and PeopleCert.
He has consulted, deployed project delivery capabilities and trained project management in Industries including but not limited to Government, State-Owned Entities, Military and Mining.
Okitanye is an executive director at Innolead Consulting, a leading consultancy in Botswana in the fields of Strategy, Portfolio, Programme and Project Management and Project Controls. He has a passion for organisational attainment of business excellence and has been involved with MEGA projects from Ideation, through option analysis, feasibility and construction phases.