Welcome to Barclays Bank of Botswana

Barclays Bank is Botswana's leading commercial bank. We employ 1,100 people and have 34 branches and 115 ATMs throughout the country. Wherever you are in the country, we are right there with you.

Being the biggest is not enough; we aim to be the best so that we make the lives of our customers much easier. We have been recognised by Euromoney and EMEA Finance have voted us the Best Bank in Botswana in the past few years.

We make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We believe that, as one of Botswana's oldest corporate citizens, we have a responsibility towards improving the quality of life of citizens. We take pride in the work we do in our communities with partners amongst them Stepping Stones International, The Company at Maitisong who produce the educational and entertaining Madi Majwana, Mothers for All, Kalahari Conservation Society, Kuru Trust and others.

Through the Barclays F.G Mogae Scholarship Fund, we are able to fund academically outstanding postgraduate students for further studies .

  • We opened our doors in Botswana in 1950 with our first branch in Lobatse. We expanded our network until 1975 when Barclays became an incorporated company in Botswana.

    We are publicly listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, which means that citizens of Botswana now have a stake in our Business.

    About Barclays Botswana

    Barclays Bank Botswana is part of Absa Group Limited, an African financial services group that aims to be the pride of the continent. Absa Group Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42,000 employees.

    We’re committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end we offer our clients a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, and wealth management solutions as well as ensure a positive impact in all the countries where we operate.

    We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make our continent proud.

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  • To bring your possibility to life

    We believe in possibility, in the actions of people who always find a way to get things done. We believe in creating opportunities for our customers to make their possibilities real and supporting them every step of the way. Our group is a future-focused organisation, driven by progress and our desire to thrive in the digital age.

  • We are committed to being: BravePassionate and Ready.


  • We aim to play a shaping role in society and be an active force for good by:

    Earning trust: By acting with fairness and providing just outcomes for all stakeholders and becoming known for reliability by delivering consistently on our promises.

    Shaping societies: By contributing significantly to the communities in which we operate, thereby enhancing the continent’s economic growth and development.

    Promoting intergenerational sustainability: By being accountable for our impact on the environment and building viable communities by evolving as their needs change.

    Driving thought leadership: By providing insights that help the industry to develop new and innovative ways to solve society’s challenges.

  • You want to know that your money is safe with us? It is and this is how we make sure it stays that way:
    • Barclays follows governance guidelines that meet the BSE Listing requirements.
    • We continually train and retrain all our people in these guidelines.
    • We believe in and practice integrity in our business dealings. We also have a conduct risk manual that guides the way we do business.
    • We have independent non-executive directors who are chosen for their business ability and fearless integrity. They help ensure that Barclays stays true to its Values.
    • We are supervised by the Bank of Botswana, which regulates all banks in the country and keeps a close eye on their activities.
    • We are listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange. This means that our accounts are available to the public and we have to satisfy investors and regulators that we are a sound business.
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    Reinette van der Merwe

    Managing Director

    Reinette was appointed Managing Director of Barclays Bank of Botswana in 2013. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, having started her career at First National Bank South Africa on an Executive Trainee Programme. She later joined the Internal Audit team where she was promoted to Head of Internal Audit at Discovery, part of the FirstRand Group at the time. In 2007, she joined Absa and held a number of key roles including: Head of Audit Retail and Commercial, Chief Internal Auditor, and Chief of Staff at Absa Private Bank. Prior to joining Barclays Bank Botswana, she was Chief Internal Audit Executive for Barclays Africa, responsible for internal auditors across Africa. She is a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with an M.Com in Business Management. She is also a qualified CFP (Certified Financial Planner). Reinette was a member of the IAEP Board (Internal Audit – University of Pretoria, South Africa) and a nonexecutive member of the HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council) Audit Committee in 2014. She has worked with the University of Pretoria, GIBS Business School (South Africa) and Erasmus University (Amsterdam) on an Master of Philosophy for Chief Internal Auditors.

    Mumba Kalifungwa

    Finance Director

    Mumba was appointed Finance Director of Barclays Bank of Botswana in 2015. He has over 20 years’ post qualifying experience gained in Banking, Auditing, Taxation and Financial Management. Prior to joining Barclays Bank of Botswana he was the Chief Financial Officer for Barclays Bank Zambia PLC. He started his career at Coopers and Lybrand Chartered Accountants in 1995 and later joined the Zambia Revenue Authority where he worked as Senior Accountant prior to joining Barclays Bank Zambia. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA), and also a holder of an MBA from Herriot Watt University of Scotland. He is currently serving as a Board member of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Africa Board. He previously served as Chairman of the Board Audit committee of the Zambia Institute of Mass communication.

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    Leroy Klein

    Country Treasurer

    Leroy Klein joined Barclays Bank of Botswana in 2008 as a Treasury Analyst. He has 9 years' experience in banking in middle and senior management roles within Treasury middle and Front office. The focus of his roles was Liquidity and Capital Management. Prior to joining Barclays Bank of Botswana, he was a Senior Auditor at KPMG Botswana.

    He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA- UK) and is a member of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). Leroy has successfully completed the Executive Development Programme with University of Stellenbosch Business School and various other management and Treasury courses over the period with Barclays Bank of Botswana.

    Lesley Bradley

    Head of Client Coverage

    Lesley joined Barclays in 2003 as Head of Cash Management and has held various roles at local and regional level. She was appointed Head of Client Coverage within Corporate and Investment Banking in June 2015. She is a seasoned banker, with 25 years of experience gained from working for reputable international banks. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Botswana. Lesley has successfully completed the Executive Development Programme with the University of Stellenbosch Business School where she was awarded the Directors Award for Best Student 2011 for her class. She has also completed various leadership programmes with renowned institutions.

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    Brighton Banda

    Consumer Banking Director

    Brighton joined Barclays Bank of Botswana as Consumer Banking Director in 2014. He has more than 16 years’ experience in Retail banking at middle and senior management roles with focus on retail lending products - personal loans, mortgages, vehicle loans and credit cards – credit risk and credit operations. He has extensive knowledge of the African markets, having worked in 4 other countries; namely: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Prior to joining Barclays Bank of Botswana, he was Head of Retail Lending for Barclays Africa. He has an Economics (Hons) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

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    Titose Musa

    Head of Compliance

    Titose is the Head of Compliance with 18 years banking experience. She has extensive experience in Organisational Strategic Alignment, Risk Management, and Performance and Financial Management Change, as well as People Management. She previously held several senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank including Cluster Head of Operational Risk - Southern Africa, Head of Operational Risk and Head of Marketing and Branch Management.

    Titose holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Botswana and Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.

    Kealeboga N. Bojosi

    Head of Legal

    Kealeboga joined Barclays Bank of Botswana as a Legal Advisor in 2012 and was appointed Head of Legal in 2015. Between 2000 and 2006, he was in private practice, specialising in commercial and civil litigation, corporate and labour law. Whilst in private practice, he also taught Banking Law, Company Law and Contract Law at the University of Botswana. Prior to joining Barclays Bank of Botswana, he spent 6 years in the United Kingdom where at various times, he was a Senior Lecturer in Law (Commercial Law) at a London University as well as an International Lawyer (Finance) at an International Commercial Law firm in London. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2009. He holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University (UK).

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    Keabetswe Pheko

    Chief Operating Officer

    Keabetswe joined Barclays in 2010 Bank of Botswana as Head of Core Banking Applications. She has over 10 years’ experience in Banking. She held the position of Head of Technology overseeing the execution of bank projects, programmes and initiatives aimed at ensuring the business operates in a stable environment. Keabetswe has gained vast experience in the banking and telecommunication industry over the past ten years. Keabetswe has a Bachelor of Administration in Information Technology specialising in IT Management, and Business Applications from Tshwane University of Technology and has attended several leadership training programmes including Management Development Programme by Stellenbosch, and a Chief Operating Officer Excellence Programme. She is currently studying towards completing her Masters in Business Administration.

    Duduetsang Chappelle-Molloy

    Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations

    Dudu joined Barclays in 2016 as Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations. She has 11 years banking experience. She brings to the role a wealth of experience both functionally and in the industry having held several senior roles in marketing and communications in the telecommunications sector and in the banking industry. While at Standard Bank, she also served as Acting Regional Head (West Africa) for Marketing and Communications. Before joining Stanbic Bank of Botswana, she worked as Marketing Communications Executive at Orange Botswana.

     Dudu holds a Masters of Business Leadership from University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College, Boston, MA, USA.

    Tumelo Mokowe

    HR Director

    Tumelo joined Barclays Bank in 2007 as a Direct Sales Team Leader subsequently joining Human Resources in various positions including Training, Governance and Employee Relations before his most recent appointment as Head of HR Operations and Employee Relations.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Social Sciences - Public Administration & Political Science) from the University of Botswana. Tumelo completed a Barclays Leadership Development Programme and Management Development Programme from the University of Stellenbosch. He also possesses a Basic Labour Law Certificate from the University of Cape Town.

    Kabo Molomo

    Chief Risk Officer 

    Kabo Molomo joined Barclays Bank of Botswana in January 2003 through the Barclays Africa Leadership Programme. He is a Fellow Member of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). Kabo has 15 years experience in Risk Management and has held various leadership roles in Corporate Lending and Corporate Recoveries as well as a secondment to National Bank of Commerce (A Barclays Africa Group Limited subsidiary in Tanzania). For the past four years, he held the position of Corporate Credit Director in which he played a pivotal role in the growth of the Corporate & Investment Banking business. Prior to joining Barclays, Kabo worked for Ernst & Young in the external audit division.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and an MBA from the University of Botswana and is currently pursuing a Professional Risk qualification with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

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    Oduetse Andrew Motshidisi

    Board Chairman

    Oduetse joined the board in 2016, and has been in the financial services sector since 1989. He was Deputy Governor of Bank of Botswana for fifteen (15) years. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, He served progressively in senior positions at the Bank, including heading the Foreign Exchange reserves management.

    He has served on a number of Boards including Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund, The Botswana Stock Exchange and the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA).

    Oduetse is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of Botswana and Swaziland and attained a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Lawrence Maika

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Lawrence joined the Board in 2005 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is an accountant and a member of the Botswana Institute of Accountants. He is the Managing Director of Nsenya (Pty) Ltd and also manages a firm of accountants. Lawrence has served on a number of Boards including Botswana Meat Commission, Sefalana Holdings Co.Ltd, Botswana Housing Corporation, Bank of Botswana and Botswana Savings Bank.

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    Ambassador Alfred Dube

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Alfred joined Barclays Bank of Botswana in2009. He is the Managing Director of Lazare Kaplan Botswana (Pty) Ltd., a subsidiary of Lazare Kaplan International Inc. of New York. A Foreign Policy Specialist and career diplomat, Alfred began his career in 1978 and has held appointments as Botswana’s Ambassador to different missions around the world, including the United Nations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Essex, UK.

    Kenneth Molosi

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Kenneth joined the Board in 2009. He is the Chief Executive Officer at EOH Consulting, a leading management consultancy in Botswana. He has more than 21 years’ experience in various industries and sectors including: Government, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Financial Services, Health Insurance and Tax Administration. Kenneth is an expert in ICT deployment and business strategy development, having led consultancies in both public and private sectors in countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, USA and South Africa. He has published several thought leadership articles on technology, strategy and talent management in the local media. Kenneth is a certified Balanced Scorecard Practitioner and has facilitated the annual Palladium Balanced Scorecard Boot Camp in Botswana and South Africa. He holds an Master of Science in Information Systems from Pace University, USA and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University, Canada. Kenneth currently sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Stellenbosch (Executive Development) and is a member of Palladium’s Execution Premium Community (XPC).

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    Tobias Mynhardt

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Tobias joined the Board in 2016. Mr Mynhardt has been in the investment industry since 1998. He is the Managing Director of the Cash Bazaar Holdings Group, with investments in a number of industries including property, retail and tourism. He is also the Managing Director of New African Properties Limited and Deputy Chairman of Furnmart Limited, both of which are listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange.

    He has broad exposure to the investment industry through an investment advisory and Hedge Fund-of-Funds firm in London. He holds Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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