The Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Board has appointed Neo Bogatsu as Bifm Chief Executive Officer, effective 01 December 2015. During her eight month tenure as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Bogatsu has helped drive the business through a key period in its existence, growing and strengthening the Bifm brand. She continues to add immeasurably to the Group’s Strength in Numbers.
“On behalf of the Bifm Board, I would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to Neo on what is truly exciting news. We have no doubt that Neo has the experience, expertise and sheer work ethic to lead Bifm, and recent months have been a clear testament to this. She had a challenging task ahead of her and we are pleased to see she has more than thrived in the role,” said Bifm Chairman, Chandra Chauhan.
Bogatsu brings with her two decades of experience in the financial services sector, four years of which have been with the BIHL Group. She assumed the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer in March 2015. Prior to this, she had served as the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Bifm. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants and Botswana Institute of Bankers. Bogatsu is an Executive MBA graduate of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Botswana from where she graduated in 1996.
Chauhan said, “We are confident that Bogatsu will continue to grow the business in line with the business strategy, enhance the team culture, and work tirelessly to ensure all friends and family of this business – from employees to shareholders – see value added to their lives and their investment.”