The Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo has appointed Mr. Elijah Talampe Motshedi the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) Executive Chairperson effective 1st August 2019.
Mr. Motshedi has been the PPADB acting Executive Chairperson since February 2019 to July 2019. He has held the position of Executive Director Works and PPAD Board Member since February 2013.
He Holds a Master of Business Administration (with Specialisation in Project Management) from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia achieved in 2010, Master of Science in Engineering, from University of London, London England achieved in 1999 and Bachelor of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada achieved in 1994. Aerospace engineering is a specialised field of Mechanical Engineering dealing with design and manufacturing of aeroplanes (aeronautical engineering) and also with design and manufacturing of rockets and upper atmosphere vehicle systems (astronautical engineering).
Mr. Motshedi is a Professional Engineer registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB Botswana (since Dec 2015). He is also a member of the following PROFFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS which include; Affiliate Member; Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK (2016), Graduate Member: Royal Aeronautical Society, United Kingdom (Since 1997) and Associate Member: Australian Institute of Project Management (since 2010).
Mr. Motshedi was previously employed as a Director Airport Operations at Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) from January 2012 until January 2013 where he was head of the Directorate of Airport Operations with five senior managers and a head count of over four hundred personnel. Prior to that, Mr. Motshedi was employed at PPADB as Divisional Manager Works, from Sept 2007 until Dec 2011, and Principal Procurement Specialist – Mechanical Engineering– Works Division from Jan 2003 – Aug 2007.
Mr. Motshedi is also the Chairperson of PPADB Budget & Estimate Committee, a Member of the PPAD Board Tender Committee, and a Member of PPADB Special Procurement and Asset Disposal Committee. From April 2017 to date, Mr. Motshedi has been a Board Member of Botswana Railways (BR), and also serves as BR Board Tender Committee Member as well as BR Board Finance & Audit Committee Member. From July 2017 to date Mr. Motshedi also had the privilege to serve as a Board member of Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (Pty) Ltd as well as serving in the Hospital’s Board Tender Committee.