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Jay Ramesh

(Chairman)

Jay Ramesh is the Chairman of the Botho University Board of Directors. He is the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, an accounting firm currently ranked the third largest in Botswana with a present staff complement

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Jay Ramesh
(Chairman)

Jay Ramesh is the Chairman of the Botho University Board of Directors. He is the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, an accounting firm currently ranked the third largest in Botswana with a present staff complement of 148 including 99 Batswana. Jay took over as the Managing Partner in 2000 after having worked in all divisions of the firm and played a lead role in forging an international affiliation for this locally established firm. The firm was started under the name of Acumen in 1976 and became the Botswana member of Grant Thornton International in 1992.

Jay has been actively involved within and outside the firm in the training of Batswana in the field of accountancy and business studies since 1984. He has constantly strived for the development of the accounting profession in the country through his roles of teaching to part-time University students and by being an active member in the development and growth of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Raja Ram

(Pro-Chancellor)

Raja Ram is the Pro-Chancellor Botho University.

He is a Chartered Accountant and since 1980 has been the Managing Partner and President of Grant Thornton

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Raja Ram
(Pro-Chancellor )

Raja Ram is the Pro-Chancellor Botho University.

He is a Chartered Accountant and since 1980 has been the Managing Partner and President of Grant Thornton, an accounting firm currently ranked the third largest in Botswana with a present staff complement of 148 including 99 Batswana. The firm was started under the name of Acumen in 1976 and became the Botswana member of Grant Thornton International in 1992. Ram acquired the practice in 1980 with nine clients, a single room rented office and no employees and since then he has actively championed the employing, training, and personal development of a strong citizen workforce and spearheaded the phenomenal growth of the organization.

He has also been the General Manager and Director of Leo Enterprises, an Indian-based Pharmaceutical Distributor, since 1976, and was responsible for the growth of this organization from a value of Rs.1 million to Rs.8 million. It is currently the largest Pharmaceutical Logistics Company in Kerala, India.

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Sheela Raja Ram

(Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director)

Sheela Raja Ram is the Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director of Botho University. Under her visionary leadership, the institution grew from a training institution to a full-fledged university in a short span of 16 years.

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Sheela Raja Ram
(Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director)

Sheela Raja Ram is the Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director of Botho University. Under her visionary leadership, the institution grew from a training institution to a full-fledged university in a short span of 16 years. She has been responsible for the development and implementation of two key strategic plans that have given Botho University an impeccable reputation in Botswana for quality education delivery. As the Vice Chancellor, she is highly focused on quality student experiences through continual improvement in academic delivery. She is also highly keen on providing other supporting activities at Botho University aimed at producing an employable graduate.

Sheela has been instrumental in the growth and development of the two large consulting organisations in Botswana namely Acumen Enterprises (now officially a part of the Big 5 Consulting firm, Grant Thornton) and RPC Data. She has also provided business and IT consulting services to a large number of corporate clients including the Government of Botswana. Sheela holds a Master's in Physics from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies from the University of Liverpool, UK.

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Ravi Srinivasan

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Internationalization and Communication)

Ravi Srinivasan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Internationalization and Communication for Botho University. He is responsible for providing strong leadership, strategic direction and management for the effective running

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Ravi Srinivasan
(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Internationalization and Communication)

Ravi Srinivasan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Internationalization and Communication for Botho University. He is responsible for providing strong leadership, strategic direction and management for the effective running of a highly complex Directorate. He is responsible for increasing student enrolments for Botho University over the years including international students. His excellent people management skills have ensured that Botho University enjoys immense credibility with all key stakeholders including the Government of Botswana. He is also responsible for the expansion plans of Botho University in the SADC region.

Ravi has 25 years of experience at the Senior Management level with a proven track record in stakeholder management, strategic management, crisis management, media planning, advertising, and brand promotion. He holds a Master's in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa and a Bachelor's in Commerce (BCom) from Madras University, India. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies from Liverpool University, UK.

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Ananth Raja Ram

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Quality)

Ananth Raja Ram is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Quality for Botho University. He has overall responsibility for all activities related to education, research, quality assurance, technology and learning

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Ananth Raja Ram
(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Quality)

Ananth Raja Ram is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Quality for Botho University. He has overall responsibility for all activities related to education, research, quality assurance, technology and learning resources including the library. His team comprises of more than 150 senior qualified staff including all the academic Deans across all campuses. Under his dynamic leadership, his highly motivated team ensured that Botho University became a multidisciplinary institution in a very short span of time and also achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Ananth has worked on various projects in the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mauritius, South Africa and Botswana. These projects span across a number of industries including consulting, software development, commodities broking and education. He holds a Master's in Business Administration from INSEAD in France and Singapore as well as a Bachelor's in Integrated Sciences and Computing and Information Systems from one the top ten universities in the world, North western University (USA) where he graduated summa cum laude (top 3% of his class).

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Priya Iyer

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development)

Priya Iyer is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development for Botho University. Her responsibilities include driving the employability agenda of the graduates through the Project Offices and the internships through

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Priya Iyer
(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development)

Priya Iyer is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development for Botho University. Her responsibilities include driving the employability agenda of the graduates through the Project Offices and the internships through the Careers and Placement Office. She is also in charge of all new programmes which includes putting in place structures for the implementation of the programmes. Additionally she is an advisor to the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.

Iyer is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was the first woman to be elected as the President of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). She won the most votes ever polled by a Council member when she was elected and in her position as BICA President she established good networks with other professional institutions around the world such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank. She has a Bachelor's in Commerce from the University of Calicut, Kerala India and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in higher education with an interest in the research areas of graduate employability and leadership.

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Aditya Raja Ram

(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Estates and Infrastructure)

Aditya Raja Ram is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Estates and Infrastructure for Botho University and since joining the Botho team in 2007 he has been responsible for the rapid infrastructure growth of the institution.

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Aditya Raja Ram
(Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Estates and Infrastructure)

Aditya Raja Ram is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Estates and Infrastructure for Botho University and since joining the Botho team in 2007 he has been responsible for the rapid infrastructure growth of the institution. He has worked on various projects in the Maldives, South Africa, India, the USA and Botswana and has considerable experience in both consulting and real estate management and development.

Aditya has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland and has been awarded the coveted EHL Spirit award for his contribution to the institution and its members. He also holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York, USA. His research interests are Student Housing Management as well as Campus Development and Construction Technology.

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Dorcas Kgosietsile

(Non-Executive member)

Dorcas Kgosietsile is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors. She has extensive experience gained over 16 years with Botswana Development Corporation Ltd. (BDC) in overall business administration,

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Dorcas Kgosietsile
(Non-Executive member)

Dorcas Kgosietsile is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors. She has extensive experience gained over 16 years with Botswana Development Corporation Ltd. (BDC) in overall business administration, investment analysis and economic issues through financial/asset management in various sectors, and over a wide range of projects and industries.

She was Botswana's first resident Ambassador to India but prior to joining the Diplomatic Corp she was managing and lead consultant of Business Clinic (Pty) Ltd. Alongside consultancy she was a Director of the Botswana Insurance Holdings Ltd (bifm and BLIL) and First National Bank of Botswana Boards. On these Boards she served in functional committees such as Audit, credit/risk and investment/asset management. She was also on the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and the National Development Bank (NDB). She directed several smaller firms in formations, restructures and investment options as well as resources management.

Kgosietsile is currently Director of the six Botswana incorporated subsidiaries of FSG Limited; Non-Executive Director of Choppies Ltd group; and Non-Executive Independent Director of First National Bank Botswana (FNBB), all listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange.

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David Magang

(Non-Executive member)

David Magang is a member of the Botho University Advisory Council who has been a successful entrepreneur and served as the Director of several companies including Phakalane Estates (Pty) Ltd. as Chairman of the Group.

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David Magang
(Non-Executive member)

David Magang is a member of the Botho University Advisory Council who has been a successful entrepreneur and served as the Director of several companies including Phakalane Estates (Pty) Ltd. as Chairman of the Group.

A lawyer by profession, he holds an LLB (Hon.) and has served as an Attorney under his own private law firm Magang and Co from 1970 to date. Through the successful creation of Phakalane he became the first citizen township developer despite various obstacles presented by authorities and financial institutions. During his public service career spanning more than two decades he served as the Assistant Minister of Finance and Development Planning, the Minister of Minerals and Water Affairs and the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications twice.

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Kate Senye

(Non-Executive member)

Kate Senye is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors with more than 18 years post qualification experience working as a development economist and investment analyst.

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Kate Senye
(Non-Executive member)

Kate Senye is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors with more than 18 years post qualification experience working as a development economist and investment analyst.

As the CEO of Southern Africa Media Development Fund (Samdef), a venture capital fund that focuses on financing and developing media projects in Southern and East Africa, Kate was exposed to working closely with regional and international development agencies at strategic and operational levels. One of her major roles had been the negotiation of further funding of the Samdef by development finance institutions as well as developing a sustainable model for the institution that would allow little or no reliance on governments and donor funding.

As an economist working for the Botswana Government she was actively involved in managing development and consultancy projects, mostly for international organizations such as the World Bank, USAID, WHO, SIDA, GTZ, UNICEF and UNDP. Seconded to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs, she was actively involved in managing several key development projects.

She is currently the Managing Director of Colorado Housing, a company involved in developing housing and other properties using non-conventional technologies.

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Mr. Kudzani Pickup

(Non-Executive member)

Kudzani Pickup is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors. He is the Head of Structured Solutions for BIHL in charge of overseeing Group corporate finance activities,

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Mr. Kudzani Pickup
(Non-Executive Members)

Kudzani Pickup is a Non-Executive member of the Botho University Board of Directors. He is the Head of Structured Solutions for BIHL in charge of overseeing Group corporate finance activities, origination and structuring debt securities for the Group.

Pickup previously worked for BIFM as head of unlisted investments which included Portfolio management of all unlisted investments, including private equity and property. In this role he was tasked with providing leadership and guidance to the Portfolio Managers and Analysts in the Investments department. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays Bank of Botswana as part of the executive team, first as Head of Strategy and then as the Commercial Director.

Pickup’s expertise include:Investment analysis-equities, bonds, property, Portfolio management and Corporate Debt Securities. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Maths, Stats and Comp Science) and is a member of the CFA Institute.