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President Ian Khama has appointed Moses Pelaelo as the Governor of the Bank of Botswana (BoB) with effect from October 21, 2016. Pelaelo joined the BoB in 1990 as Senior Bank Examiner in the Banking Supervision Department following a 6-year career as Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in accounting and management study programmes at the Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce and University of Botswana.

Former Bank of Botswana governor, Linah Mohohlo
Former Bank of Botswana governor, Linah Mohohlo

He was promoted to the position of Principal Bank Examiner in 1991; then to Deputy Director in 1994 and to Director in 1996 in the then Administrative Services Department, where he was responsible for human resources, property management and other administrative functions of the Bank.

In 1996, Pelaelo was promoted to the position of Director of Banking Supervision Department. In 2003, he took a three-year sabbatical and joined the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel (Switzerland), and continued to expand and deepen his knowledge of banking regulation, supervision and financial stability.

Pelaelo was appointed Deputy Governor in 2006 and has had overarching responsibility for banking regulation and supervision, payment infrastructure and oversight, banking & currency, accounting, security and other support services.

Pelaelo graduated from the University of Swaziland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1983 and obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami (USA) in 1987. He also attended a short-term programme on Macroeconomic Policy and Management at the Harvard Institute for International Development (USA) in 1996.

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