BOTSWANA – Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SBHL), an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited, has appointed Ms. Mabu Nteta to the position of Managing Director with effect from 1 July 2021.
SBHL’s subsidiary, Kgalagadi Breweries, produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license.
The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana.
Meanwhile its other unit, Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana.
The newly appointed head, Mabu, has extensive experience in corporate governance and leadership from both a training, facilitation board evaluation and leadership perspective.
She takes over the helm of the company from Thabo Matthews who had resigned with effect from 30 June 2021.
“She has occupied influential, sought after partnership positions that have allowed her to flex her problem-solving muscles and co-create innovative solutions with her various associates and corporate partners.”Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited
According to a statement by SBHL, Mabu is a self-made entrepreneur and business leader who holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, a Masters in Business administration (MBA), and is the Founder of Service Bridges Consulting (SBC).
She currently serves on the First Mutual Reinsurance (FMRE) Board of Directors, and has held Directorship roles in private and parastatal organisations such as the National Development Bank, where she served as vice Chairperson, Chairperson of the Board Transformation Committee and member of the Board HR Committee.
Mabu has additionally served on the Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) as Chairperson of the Board, directing and facilitating leadership alignment and governance interventions for various private and parastatal organisations.
Her association with, contribution to and membership in various entities have earned her a credible leadership stature.
“She has occupied influential, sought after partnership positions that have allowed her to flex her problem-solving muscles and co-create innovative solutions with her various associates and corporate partners,” stated SBHL.
While most of her experience is rooted in Botswana, Mabu has consulted extensively in the SADC region.
She has facilitated strategy development and effective Governance interventions in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Malawi for various organisations.
“She is a certified Corporate Governance and Board Procedures Facilitator and bringing in her own brand of intelligence, forthrightness and professionalism, the companies she has partnered with have witnessed her abilities in steering them through turnarounds, and volatile competitive landscapes.
“These experiences have culminated in her being a humble and experienced, thought leader on organizational development and performance improvement,” it added.
Other than her professional prowess, Mabu is an advocate for social change and community participation.
She is a human rights activist who specifically champions women and youth empowerment through her directorship of “Wave Women and Girls Organisation” and “Ja Phala Youth Organisation.”
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