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Festus Mogae

Festus Gontebanye Mogae

Former President of Botswana


Born 21-08-1939 in Serowe

Festus Mogae is a Former President of Botswana. He is currently a Director of Economic Affairs and served on various parastatal Boards including the Board for Water Utilities, Botswana Housing Corporation, Botswana Meat Commission, Botswana Meat Commission Holdings in the United Kingdom, ECCO Cold Stores Limited and Allied Meat Importers Limited.



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Current Position(s)

Permanent Secretary to the President | Office of the President | Government of Botswana
Botswana

Government, Public Administration and Defence




Member | Global Coalition for Africa
Washington DC, United States of America

Social Development and Community Services



Special Envoy | Secretary-General on Climate Change | United Nations

Social Development and Community Services


Leader | House for Botswana National Assembly | Government of Botswana

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Director | Botswana RST Ltd




Director | BCL Limited

Previous Position(s)


Member of Parliament | Palapye Constituency | Government of Botswana
1994 - 1998

Government, Public Administration and Defence









Permanent Secretary | Ministry of Finance and Development Planning | Government of Botswana
1975 - 1976

Government, Public Administration and Defence







Educational history

Secondary

Moeng College

Tertiary

University of Oxford

BA - Bachelor of Arts

Achievements

Awards

Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership | 2008

Grand Cross of the Légion d'Honneur | French President Nicolas Sarkozy

The Africa-America Institute National Leadership Award

The 2002 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Confer Weekend Chair's Award

AIDS Leadership Award | Harvard AIDS Institute

AIDS Leadership Distinguished Achievement Award | Medunsa Trust

Honorary Fellowship of Botswana Institute of Bankers

Global Market Place Award | Corporate Council on Africa

HATAB's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Botswana's Tourism Industry

President's Order of Honour of Botswana

I'Ordre Nationale du Mali

Officier de l'Ordre Nationale de Coté d'Ivoire

Annual Spirit of Port Huron | University of Oxford and Sussex, UK

MCC | University of Oxford and Sussex, UK

Activities

Memberships

TeachAIDS

Member of the Adcisory Board

Botswana Democratic Party

Member of the Central Committee

Botswana Democratic Party

Member

World Bank and IMF

Member of Joint Development Committee, 1989 - 1990

National AIDS Council

Chairman

Botswana Society for the Deaf

President

Kalahari Conservation Society

Member

The Botswana Society

Member

Achievement Botswana

Member

Lions Club of Palapye

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