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Thari G Pheko

Chief Executive & Ex-Officio Board Member, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)

Thari G Pheko

Thari G Pheko is the founding Chief Executive and ex-Officio Member of the BOCRA Board having been the Chief Executive of the Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) for six years prior to its dissolution on 31 March 2013. He successfully managed the transition from the then sector-specific regulator (BTA) to BOCRA which has a wider integrated ICT regulatory mandate.

Since assuming the position of Chief Executive, Mr Pheko has guided the growth of mobile communications through regulation to the current teledensity in excess of 160%, in the process generating corresponding increases in financial performance.  Equally, the ICT landscape has been improving leading to the current ITU IDI ranking that placed Botswana among the top five (5) countries in Africa.

Mr Pheko served in a number of consultancies amongst which was a consultancy on the Information Society and ICT Development Strategy. The report of the Strategy formed Botswana’s input to Phase I of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).  He has also consulted for the then Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology during the formulation of the National ICT Policy for Botswana.  

Mr Pheko holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Finance and Economics from the University of East Anglia obtained in 1983 and an MSc in Management Information Systems obtained in the same university in 1986.

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