The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre’s (BITC) new CEO, Kelotsositse Olebile is optimistic about driving the parastatal’s freshly launched 2018-2023 strategy, even as he only just settles into his new role.
With a few months in the top seat, Olebile has the task of driving the strategy which will guide the BITC’s targets and deliverables for the next five years. The 2018 – 2023 strategy is the second since the BITC’s formation in 2012.
Olebile’s two predecessors in the first strategy period from 2013 – 2017, oversaw the Centre exceeding its export targets for the period of P10 billion by P400 million. The BITC also exceeded its corporate performance target of 80%, achieving about 84% over the last strategy. The Centre also helped create 11,881 jobs over the period, with total capital investment of P12 billion.
On Wednesday, Olebile told journalists that the new strategy would focus on client centricity, execution, talent curation and creative environment.
“We have realised a compelling need to continuously raise the level
He pledged that the new strategy would prioritise clients, noting that the BITC would also establish a culture of accountability by ensuring high service delivery of standards.
“We will align skills and competencies to the strategy thus transforming BITC into a high performing organisation,” the CEO said. Olebile said the BITC had experienced a steady rise in requests for its facilitation services over the years, highlighting that last year the Centre attracted about 32 companies to invest in Botswana.
The BITC has also helped local companies penetrate markets in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, USA, Mauritius, Senegal, Hong Kong, UK, Norway and the European Union.