Leonard M Makwinja

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Railways

Biography

Leonard joined Botswana Railways in July 2017 as Chief Executive officer after decades of corporate leadership and excellence at the Debswana Diamond Company. Reporting to the Board of Directors and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, his role is responsible for the strategic direction of Botswana Railways with attention to the implementation of major railway developments such as the Mosetse to Kazungula rail line as well as the Mmamabula to Lephalale rail line. He is also to break ground for the ultimate privatization of Botswana Railways.

He has served in a couple of boards including Botswana Telecommunications (BTC) as Board Chairman, Board Chairman Morupule Colliery, Non-Executive Director of Engen Botswana Limited, as well as Non- Executive Director of African Banking Corporation. Leonard holds an MSc Industrial and Administration Sciences, BSc Mining Engineering and Mining Diploma.

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