Ishmael is an admitted attorney of the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Botswana. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Botswana, and post graduate qualification in Enterprise Risk Management, and a Business Writing qualification.
Ishmael began his career as a private general practitioner during which he appeared before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Magistrates Court and several tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies, including the Land Tribunal, and the Police Council. He practised in various areas of the law under both civil and criminal law, and provided various services to corporate clients.
He then joined the corporate sector where he has worked in a parastatal and in the private sector, holding the dual role of heading the legal function and providing Board and company secretarial services. He has worked in several industries such as in the rail transportation industry, the mining industry, and currently in the regulatory industry with his role with the Authority. His roles over the years in corporate include providing legal advisory services, drafting high value agreements, ensuring regulatory compliance, legal risk management, advice on corporate governance, and playing an active role in legal matters.
Ephifania is an esteemed professional accountant who holds a Degree in Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Botswana and is a Fellow member of both Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 16 years of experience. 8 of which were in external audit across various industries acquired with Deloitte Botswana.
Ephifania is at the helm of the Technical team responsible for implementing Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority’s mandate. She oversees execution of the BAOA’S strategy on strengthening financial reporting, corporate governance, and independent audit regulation in Botswana. Apart from professional standards compliance reviews, she is also responsible for enforcing the Financial Intelligence Act, 2019 through anti-money laundering inspections in the audit environment.
Ms Lame Obotseng is an Audit, Accounting and Finance Professional with over 12 years work experience in areas of Audit, Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance. She has worked in one of the big four audit firms in the world being Deloitte.
Ms Obotseng is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with 12 years post qualification experience. Over the years, she has acquired extensive practical experience in auditing, financial reporting, and corporate governance from the different industries.