Executive Management

Mr Ronald James Samuels

Mr Samuels is the Botswana  Life Chief Executive Officer .

Samuels carries extensive experience across multiple disciplines which spanned over 24 years. Mr. Samuels began his career at Old Mutual in South Africa. Since then, he has held a number of well reputed management and leadership positions in the Sanlam Group. This includes: Financial Advisor, Business Development Manager, Regional General Manager, Head of Sanlam Connect. He later went on to act as the General Manager: Distribution Support at Sanlam Employee Benefits, as well as Managing Director of the same. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Sanlam Fiduciary Services, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Rorisang Modikana 

Rorisang Modikana is the Botswana Life Chief Finance Officer.

She is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Fellow member of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) having qualified in 2002. A commercially astute professional, Rorisang started her career at Ernst & Young in 1998 and left in 2008 as a Senior Manager - Audit. She joined The BIHL Group as a Company Secretary and Group Finance Manager responsible for Corporate Governance, Secretarial and Group financial reporting. During her tenure as Group Finance Manager, the BIHL Annual Report won the coveted PwC Best Published Results several times as well as Best in Financial Services Sector.  She joined Botswana Life in 2016 as Finance Manager. Modikana has also been a trustee of The BIHL Staff Retirement Fund, as well as a member of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service – (BURS) Board and Finance Audit Committee, since 2013

 

Mr Anderson Wabo Samu

Mr. Anderson Wabo Samu is the Executive Head – Information Technology

He is an accomplished IT specialist, with over 15 years experience working for blue chip companies such as Barclays Bank and Stanbic Bank, in Zambia and Botswana respectively.  With a BSc in Applied Business Computing and a Masters in IT Management from the University of Sunderland(UK), Anderson brings with him vast knowledge in system enhancement in line with business strategy and market performance.Anderson has illustrious competencies which include a proven ability to ensure the smooth running of ICT systems, ICT Project implementations which include Infrastructure.

 

Mrs Priscillah Ndadi

Priscillah Ndadi is the Botswana Life Chief Operations Officer.

Prior to being appointed COO, she served as Botswana Life’s Premium Administration Manager for 5 years. Here she was responsible for the collection of over P90 Million monthly premium income as well as the relationship management of over 250 collection partners through a team of 25 people. Her work experience spans over a decade where she has worked in various positions in the financial services industry mainly life insurance, pension fund administration and asset management. One of her key achievements during her career with Botswana Life is redesigning the Premium Administration Processes and cutting costs by 22% up to June 2015. She holds an MSc in Strategic Management from the University of Derby, has completed The Leadership Development Program with Stellenbosch University and she has a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Botswana. Priscillah is a Licentiate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration, with the Paris School of Business.

 

Mr Moletlanyi Tshosa

Mr. Moletlanyi Tshosa is the Botswana Life Executive Head- Brokers

Prior to his Executive Head appointment, Mr. Tshosa served in various leadership roles and platforms that were building blocks towards his current profile.

Mr. Tshosa’ s work experience spans over 30 years and during this time he has served as the Botswana Life Head of Individual Life, Relationship Manager Corporate Business, Relationship Manager High Value Brokers to mention but a few.

Mr. Tshosa holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management with the University of Derby (through B.A.C) and has taken up various management programs with universities in South Africa.

Furthermore, Mr. Tshosa is a public speaker of note and has spoken on platforms such as the SADC Financial Inclusion Summit in Johannesburg. Over and above this he sat on the product development committee that developed and launched Mmoloki.

Mr. Tshosa’ s current role sees him leading the Brokers Division, Agencies, the Public Relations Communications and Marketing Department as well as Alternative Distribution. He is also at the first to lead the recently launch Training Academy.

 

Mr Joseph Kuaho

Mr.Joseph Kuaho is the Executive Head – Corporate

Mr. Kuaho has over 27 years of experience in the Insurance sector. He has had the privilege of working in various positions in the Insurance space that have groomed him for his current Executive Head position.  He started his career in 1992 as a Technical Officer for IGI. He went on to become a Corporate Business Consultant at Botswana Life. Mr. Kuaho was promoted to the position of Marketing Manager- Corporate. In 2005 he joined Metropolitan as the Head of Corporate and later joined Botswana Life as Relationship Manager and was promoted to his current Executive Head of Corporate position where he overseas Group Life, Credit Life, Group Funeral, Group Credit Life and Annuity Business.

His division commands a Group Life Market Share of over 65% and a Credit Life Market Share of over 70% and also has all the Major schemes under his care. He sat on the Committee that developed Mosako and was instrumental in growing its monthly premium rate from P60 000 to over P2 Million.

Over and above this, Mr. Kuaho has been a guest lecturer at the University of Botswana for the past 6 years.

Mr. Kuaho holds a BA (Statistics and Demography) from the University of Botswana and numerous insurance related qualifications.

 

Mrs. Patricia Raditholo

Patricia Raditholo is the Executive Head – Compliance, Risk and Legal

Before this appointment, she was Bancassurance -Relationship Manager.Patricia has 35 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry and started her career as an Accounts Assistant with Botswana Insurance Company. She has worked for IGI Botswana as Supervisor Client Services and Conservation, then joined Botswana Life as Supervisor Client Services/Benefit Payment and grew through the ranks to Client Services Manager and later appointed as Risk Analysis Manager responsible for Underwriting & New Business. She left BLIL to join Tswana Insurance Brokers as Managing Director and later worked for Liberty Life Botswana as Principal Officer/ Compliance and Operations Manager. She then rejoined Botswana Life as Bancassurance Relationship Manager. She is the Chairperson of the Claims Adjudication Committee as well as a member of the Product Development Committee with Botswana Life.

Patricia is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. She holds a Diploma in Accountancy and Business Studies from Botswana Institute of Accountancy College. She underwent continuous professional development and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management with Botswana Accountancy College, Management Development Program with University of Stellenbosch Business School and University of Capetown and an Executive Development Program in Financial Strategies with LIMRA.

 

Mrs. Tlotlo Mookodi

Tlotlo Mookodi is the Executive Head - People Management at Botswana Life Insurance Limited.

The role is also responsible for people management in Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group Office), Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) and Legal Guard.Prior to this appointment, she served as Talent & Organisational Development Manager as well as Interim Leader of the Human Resources Department.

Tlotlo has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She started her career as a Life and Pensions Officer at Botswana Insurance Company. She has worked for the National Development Bank as Legal Officer and Head of Conveyancing and Securities. She also worked for Standard Chartered Bank as Employee Relations & Compensation & Benefits Manager, Human Resources Business Partner and Head of Human Resources. She worked and Barclays Bank as Head of Human resources. She joined BIHL Group as a Remuneration and Benefits Specialist in 2012 and was later appointed to the role of Talent & Organisational Development Manager.

Tlotlo holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Management College of Southern Africa, Certificate of Proficiency (COP), a Diploma in Human Resources, an Associate Diploma in Banking and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Botswana. She is also a Notary Public.

 

Mr. Thabo Lejowa

Mr Lejowa is the Botswana Life   Executive Head of Tied Agents. Mr. Lejowa exerts life insurance experience spanning over 15 years, having previously worked as, Sales Manager, Premium Liaison, Premium Administration Team Leader, Claims Supervisor and Debtors Clerk. With a strong business acumen, his passion lies in developing and implementing sales strategies, training and mentoring agents.

He hosts an impressive list of qualifications including long-term insurance, Level 2 ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Account) and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) from Botswana Accountancy College. Mr. Lejowa further obtained training in relevant fields including; Fraud Investigations, Supervisory and Management training. He also possesses skills in Conflict Management and Coaching and Mentoring training as well as Customer Service training just to name a few.

In his new role, Mr. Lejowa will provide strategic direction, planning and execution to Botswana Life Insurance Limited Tied Agents (retail) sales department from the Affluent, Middle and Entry level market segments, which the Board of Botswana Life Insurance Limited is confident Mr. Lejowa will justly execute.

 

Lebeilwe Semadi 

Mr. Semadi is the Botswana Life Executive Head of Actuarial. He is a seasoned Actuary with a Master of Finance in Funds Management from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University. He completed his professional examinations with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in the United Kingdom and holds a Certificate of Proficiency from the Insurance Institute of South Africa. 

With twelve years of extensive experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Semadi began his career as an Insurance Sales Agent. He joined Botswana Life in 2009 as an Actuarial Assistant in Annuities and went on to become an Actuarial Analyst in both Annuities and Individual Life. Prior to taking up the position of Acting Executive Head – Actuarial, Mr. Semadi was an Actuarial Manager in Valuation and Development.