Col. Botsang Tshenyego
Colonel Botsang Tshenyego is currently the BNOC President (2017-2021) after being the BNOC Senior Vice President since July 2009. He chaired the Human Resources Committee, Governance, Risk, Legal and Ethics Board Committee for the last quadrennial (2013-2016), as well as the multi-agency Botswana Long Term Athlete Development (BLTAD) Working Group since its inception in 2010. As youth and an adult he played football, rugby, karate and tennis.
The Colonel is one of the pioneers of the Botswana Tennis Association Umpires Program when Botswana used host senior men and ladies satellite circuits. During this period he was the manager of Botswana Defence Force SSKB Tennis Club. The highlights of his leadership of the tennis association were the development of the organization’s first strategic plan, constitutional review and the first formal financial audits. The goodwill that prevailed at the time allowed for a successful hosting of the 2001 Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group III competition with unprecedented sponsorship from the corporate and the diplomatic corps.
In 2003 he took a break from national sports duties having been appointed the Executive Secretary for the International Military Sports Council (CISM) responsible for Eastern and Southern Africa reporting to the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. During this period he got exposed to working in a multicultural environment and coordinated many regional projects, many of which were hosting military sports events and meetings.
In 2009 an opportunity arose to serve in the NOC and he embraced it becoming its vice president and later on following a constitutional review, he became the first senior vice president, a position he holds till date. As senior vice president he is responsible for policy and marketing, however, with the growth of the NOC secretariat, most of the duties are now being done by executive staff leaving the board to concentrate on its core duty of governance. Col Tshenyego is very passionate about governance is committed to learning and teaching it as part of his private outreach program. His passion for management and leadership has earned him the support of his colleagues in the board to be appointed one of the two programs directors for the IOC sponsored Advanced Sports Management Course (ASMC). He is also a national course director for Olympic Solidarity sports administration course and a proud product of the same course.
Col. Tshenyego has recently been transferred to Air Command to be an operational commander responsible for the airspace since 2015. Before then, he was the BDF HQ Strategic Commitments Directorate where he was responsible for doctrinal issues after working as Deputy Inspector General between 2010 and 2014, responsible for quality assurance and operational readiness of the force. Prior to that, he has served in various capacities in the Air Arm, for almost two decades.
Col. Tshenyego holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and a post graduate risk management certificate. He is an alumnus of the Indian Air Force Academy, the Air Defence College (India), Air University (USA) and the International Air Weapons School (USA) amongst a long history of military aviation training. The Colonel is a life-long learner that is committed to self-empowerment and has successfully pursued training in excellence models, coaching and mentoring, innovation, enterprise risk management, quality management systems and auditing, all of which were part time and privately sponsored. He is an ISO 9001 certified auditor and systems implementer with broad instructional experience in aviation and sports to include program director for ASMC.
Tshepo G. Sitale
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Tshepo Sitale is a Town Planner by Profession and a Sports and Youth volunteer, his qualifications includes Bachelor of Science in Town and Regional Planning from University of Botswana and is currently reading for Masters in Development Planning. He is also a qualified Project management with Prince2® Practitioner certification and holds various certificates in Sports management.
Prior being a Board Member, Sitale was the President of Botswana Chess Federation from 1998 till 2013. During that time he was involved in various Non-Executive Committees of the Sports Council and has retained being a Member of the Fundraising Committee under the Botswana Sports Trust Foundation, as well as being part of the Empowerment Committee that has been mandated to review NF’s Affiliates Empowerment Policy.
In 2011, Sitale was a Chess convener during the 9th All Africa Games in Maputo and was in May, 2014 Chef de Mission for team Botswana during the 2nd All Africa Youth Games.
Internationally, Mr Sitale is an Executive Board member of FIDE (International Chess Federation) for the period 2014-2018.
Mr Sitale was recognized and awarded the 2012 Sports Administrator of the Year by BNSC and has recently being nominated for the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) awards under Sports Leadership and was also recognized among the 2014 ‘top 30’ youth leaders in Botswana by BNYC and Junior Chamber International (JCI). Mr Sitale is part of the Executive Board that oversees Policy and Implementation of BNOC mandated on behalf of the NF’s.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Moses Moruisi is the First Vice President having served in the BNOC Board since 2005. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation at the University of Botswana. He is a graduate of Springfield College (MA, USA) with specialization in Athletic Administration in 2001 and MEMOS XI, University of Claude Bernard of Lyon, 2008.
His experience in sport began as an athlete where he represented the country in track and field all the way to International level, then later a Level II IAAF accredited Sprints and Hurdles coach. He has coached many athletes to elite level. He is also a Level III CAF accredited Soccer coach. He is a National Course Director for IOC Sport Administration Courses and a Programme Director for Advanced Sport Management Courses also offered through IOC Solidarity Programmes.
He has, with others, developed educational materials for physical education for primary, high school and distance education offered by the University of Botswana for In-service PE teachers.
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
His involvement with the governance/management of sport spans many years and his roles include Secretary Generals of both the Botswana Athletics Association (2002 to 2006) and the Botswana National Olympic Committee (2005 – 2010). He has led teams to major games as a Chef such as the First African Youth Games in Morocco in 2010 as well the First Youth Olympics in Singapore (2010).
Some current oversight roles include being chairman of Technical Commission and Facilitator in the Strategic planning pilot project of the IOC which develops strategic plans for the Southern Africa countries. He is also a member of the Botswana Long Term Athlete Development (BLTAD) Working Committee.
As First Vice President Moses Moruisi is responsible for provision of oversight on technical matters as well as sport development related issues.
Yarona Kopano Sharp
Ms. Moruti’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Science Degree in Strategic Management. She is also a University of Stellenbosch Business School Management Development Programme Graduate. She joined Barclays Bank Botswana in 2004, working in various roles spanning across Security, Investigations & Fraud Management. She is currently working at Barclays Africa Fraud Risk Management as Head of Strategy Execution.
Ms. Moruti is passionate about sport, she has participated in cycling events including the Nandos challenge. Prior to joining the BNOC, Bernadette was the President for Botswana Olympic Taekwondo Association during the 2012/2013 period. She revived a defunct association, instilling a culture of governance and ultimately registering it with the World Taekwondo Federation. She is a group fitness instructor with over 12 years’ experience.
Moruti was the Chef de mission at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China. She is an avid Makgadikgadi Pans walker and volunteer.
Moruti is a Board Member in Women in Sport Botswana (WASBO) Board representing the BNOC Board as of November 2014. She is currently involved in the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport a project which runs from 2014-2018. She also holds the position of President of Ladies Circle 1, Botswana an international charitable organisation.
Ms. Yarona Kopano Sharp, a Botswana national, is an Attorney by profession; having attained her Law Degree from the Oliver Schreiner School of Law at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ms Sharp started her career as a Legal Intern at the Botswana’s Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) where her work included, but not limited to; International Trade Law, negotiation, contract drafting, and rendering of legal opinion.
From MITI, Ms. Sharp joined Botswana’s Administration of Justice as a Trainee Magistrate.
In October 2011, she became part of the vibrant team under the employ of the Attorney General as a Civil Litigator, where she handled matters of national importance and played a vital role in the development of Botswana's jurisprudence.
In August 2017 Ms Sharp joined the formidable Botswana Post Legal Unit where she is currently serving as the organisation’s Legal Services Manager. At the age of 16, Ms Sharp was selected to the under 18 Basketball National team and subsequently became a member of the under 20 and Senior National teams where she represented Botswana in regional competitions. During her time at Wits University, she was a member of the Basketball first team.
On the 7th October 2017 Ms. Sharp joined the BNOC as an ordinary member of the Board, where she has recently been appointed to serve as a Member in the Human Resources (HR) and Remuneration and the Governance, Risk, Legal & Ethics Board Committees, respectively.
In her spare time, Ms. Sharp focuses on her ongoing studies for her Masters of Environmental Law and Practice with the University of De Mont fort in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Tuelo D. Serufho
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Serufho, a seasoned sport administrator whose qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Management (Summa cum Laude) and an Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management joined the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) in February 2010 in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer/Secretary General.
Prior to joining the BNOC, Tuelo had spent close to a decade with the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) where he held various positions such those of: General Manager - Botswana Games; Research Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; and Administration Officer – Tennis.
Tuelo’s first job was with the Botswana Government, as a Business Studies teacher in a secondary school; a position he held for close to a year.
From June to September 2013 Tuelo served as CEO for both the BNOC and the Botswana African Youth Games Organising Committee (BAYGOC); the organisation charged with preparing for and delivering the 2nd African Youth Games “Gaborone 2014” that were held in Gaborone, Botswana from 22nd to 31st May 2014. Serufho moved to BAYGOC substantively from October 2013 and only returned to the BNOC in September 2014, following the conclusion of the Games.
Besides the African Youth Games, Serufho also boasts experience of delivering continental level Games, having led the organisation of two editions of the African Junior Championships in Tennis, in the capacity of Head of Secretariat and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee respectively.
Besides his Secretary General/CEO position at the BNOC, Serufho is also presently;
Board Member: Botswana National Sport Commission
Secretary General: COSANOC
Member: ANOCA Games Commission.
Secretary General (SG)- COSANOC, SG/CEO - Botswana NOC
Besides the one year that Tuelo spent as a Business Studies and Art Teacher in a secondary school, his entire working life has been in sport; initially at the Botswana Tennis Association, followed by the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) and now the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC).
Amongst other areas, Tuelo has over the years developed expertise in the delivery on single and multisport competitions, having held pivotal positions in Games such as the Botswana Games (2 editions), Africa Junior Tennis Championships (2 editions), the 2nd African Youth Games inter alia.
Tuelo was Chef de Mission of Team Botswana at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and has played an advisory role for many sport competitions and other fora hosted by Botswana and other regional countries.
He was elected as COSANOC SG in 2017 and amongst other roles, he is a Member of the ANOCA Games Commission, Trustee of the Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Agency and Board Member at the BNSC.
Tuelo’s sport background is tennis; having been both an athlete and a coach.