Our Mandate

By the Small Business Act (SBA), the Local Enterprise Authority’s mandate is to promote entrepreneurship and develop the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs).

Who We Are

Our Vision

To be the centre of excellence for entrepreneurship and sustainable SMME development in Botswana.

Our Mission

To promote and facilitate entrepreneurship and SMME development through targeted interventions in pursuit of economic growth and job creation.

Our Value Proposition

“Empowering the entrepreneur to start and grow their business.”

Our Values

Self Driven

We are passionate, accountable, eager to learn, persistent and determined to achieve personal goals so that the entire team achieves its desired results.

Transformational Leadership

We are inspired and self-led, motivated, innovative and accountable to achieve maximum potential in a favourable work environment.


Through our internal teamwork and effective partnerships with stakeholders, our efforts are synergized resulting in the success of our clients.


We build an entrepreneurial culture and unearth business opportunities for the SMMEs.

People & Culture

The organisation through Human Capital is focused on deploying five strategic areas of human resources, which are Leadership Effectiveness, Values Driven Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Management as well as Human Capital Governance and Organisational Efficiency.

Mrs. Lorato Ntakhwana


Ms Bonolo Champane

Board Member

Mr Chilipi Mogasha

Board Member

Ms Kathleen Molaodi

Board Member

Ms Moipedi Nkoane

Board Member

Ms Boitumelo Gofhamodimo

Board Member

Mr. Lebogang Matale

Board Member

Ms. Michell Gabriel

Board Member

Mr Keoagile Mothibedi

Board Member

Mr. Godfrey Molefe

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sesebo Dintwe

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Onkabetse Moatlhodi

Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Fana Kelebogile

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Mompati Baiphethi

Head, Capability Development

Mr. Oreneile Padipadi

Head, Corporate Affairs

Ms. Tshephang Thapa

Head, Human Capital

Ms. Shatho Orapeleng

Head, Market Access

Ms. Boitsheko Ntshingane

Legal Advisor

Ms. Boikhutso Kgomanyane

Head, Channel Network-South

Mr. Monyadiwa Masilo

Head, Sector Innovation

Mr. Paul Ockerse

Project Director Leather Industry Park

Ms. Dynah Solani

Head, Information And Knowledge Management

Our Partners