Pheko exits as BTCL chair

Leaving: Pheko
Leaving: Pheko

Telecommunications industry veteran, Thari Pheko, has resigned as chairman of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) board, four months after ascending to the position.

In a notice to investors on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) today, BTCL directors said Pheko would leave with effect from December 31. He has been a non-executive director in the corporation since 2018 and will also be leaving that position on December 31.

No explanation was given for his departure.

In September, Pheko took over the chairmanship from Lorato Boakgomo-Ntakhwana who retired after seven years in the organisation.

Pheko was the founding CEO of the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), having led its predecessor, the Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) for six years before its dissolution in 2013.

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