Thapelo Lippe

CEO / Director with 20+ years experience in the US and Africa ISO a Cape Town based ICT / VC Leadership opportunity.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Botswana Life Insurance Limited

1999.5 /30mins

Short Biography

I have held positions ranging from Group CEO / CEO, General Manager (15 countries), Country Manager, CIO, had international consultancies; had multi-region directorial responsibilities managing diverse teams and projects within varying business sectors; and, have had full Practice / Organization management responsibilities in service delivery. I have a proven track record in delivering complex solutions / services and products in a timely and profitable manner; always exceeding shareholder and market expectation. Specialties: Tenured - in producing aggressive growth and profit generation in multi-million dollar local and international, multi site organizations – turnaround / transformation CEO.

Experience

Non Executive Board Member, Botswana Life Insurance Limited

Feb 2015 to Present

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is Botswana’s oldest and only home-grown life insurer. It has an estimated market share of over 75% and is currently managing a file size of over 300,000 policies with an Annual Recurring Premium of P1billion ($83.7 MIL). With over 7,000 people receiving their monthly pensions from Botswana Life, the Company is definitely amongst the largest, if not the leading payer, of occupational pension benefits in Botswana.

Non Executive Board Member, Botswana Life Insurance Limited

Feb 2015 to Present

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is Botswana’s oldest and only home-grown life insurer. It has an estimated market share of over 75% and is currently managing a file size of over 300,000 policies with an Annual Recurring Premium of P1billion ($83.7 MIL). With over 7,000 people receiving their monthly pensions from Botswana Life, the Company is definitely amongst the largest, if not the leading payer, of occupational pension benefits in Botswana.

Brand Ambassador, Solms-Delta Wine Estate

Mar 2011 to Present

Brand Ambassador, Solms-Delta Wine Estate

Mar 2011 to Present

Founding Director, The RightSource

Feb 2003 to Present

The RightSource is a bespoke consultancy firm which provides strategic guidance and direction to MDs, CEO’s and Executive Teams, locally and within Sub-Saharan Africa within the private and public sectors, utilizing a proven methodology which includes coaching and mentoring, strategic and financial planning, project management, information technology, business transformation, staffing and sourcing, and marketing and setting up of companies. Following are some RightSource engagements:  Private Sector Development Program (PSDP): Developed within the framework of the Private Sector Development Strategy in partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Business Botswana (BB) and with the Center for the Development of Enterprises (CDE) under the private sector component of the 10th EDF Empowerment of Non-State Actors program. Served as the PSDP Coordinator reporting to a management committee comprised of BB, the European Union, MTI and the Ministry of Finance Development and Planning. Negotiated the transfer of the Program to Business Botswana - local Chamber of Commerce - and oversaw the respective drafting of the grant. It is recognized as the best performing, European Union funded Non-State Actors Program. Tigo DRC (turnover of $144 Mil): Delivered strategy consultancy to the then CEO of Tigo in the Democratic Republic of Congo towards operational oversight of a $75Mil investment in a coverage rollout and the integration of the acquired Oasis company into Tigo Millicom. Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA): Established The RightSource as a strategic and trusted partner to the Botswana Government Venture Capital agency providing due diligence services for investments from $300K up to $3 Mil; and, served as the primary business mentor for CEDA Structured Finance investments in excess of $3 Mil.

Founding Director, The RightSource

Feb 2003 to Present

The RightSource is a bespoke consultancy firm which provides strategic guidance and direction to MDs, CEO’s and Executive Teams, locally and within Sub-Saharan Africa within the private and public sectors, utilizing a proven methodology which includes coaching and mentoring, strategic and financial planning, project management, information technology, business transformation, staffing and sourcing, and marketing and setting up of companies. Following are some RightSource engagements:  Private Sector Development Program (PSDP): Developed within the framework of the Private Sector Development Strategy in partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Business Botswana (BB) and with the Center for the Development of Enterprises (CDE) under the private sector component of the 10th EDF Empowerment of Non-State Actors program. Served as the PSDP Coordinator reporting to a management committee comprised of BB, the European Union, MTI and the Ministry of Finance Development and Planning. Negotiated the transfer of the Program to Business Botswana - local Chamber of Commerce - and oversaw the respective drafting of the grant. It is recognized as the best performing, European Union funded Non-State Actors Program. Tigo DRC (turnover of $144 Mil): Delivered strategy consultancy to the then CEO of Tigo in the Democratic Republic of Congo towards operational oversight of a $75Mil investment in a coverage rollout and the integration of the acquired Oasis company into Tigo Millicom. Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA): Established The RightSource as a strategic and trusted partner to the Botswana Government Venture Capital agency providing due diligence services for investments from $300K up to $3 Mil; and, served as the primary business mentor for CEDA Structured Finance investments in excess of $3 Mil.

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