SADC Summit has endorsed the appointment of Elias Mpedi Magosi as the new Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Mr. Elias Mpedi Magosi is Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) and Head of the Botswana Public Service, as well as Secretary to Botswana Cabinet. Since April 2021 he has been serving as Acting Ambassador at large under the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation.
He has a wealth of experience and requisite leadership competencies gained in executive management in both the public and private sectors, as well as within international organisations. Prior to being appointed PSP, Mr Magosi served as Deputy Permanent to the President, from May 2018 to February 2020.
Mr. Magosi also served previously as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications, (December 2016 to February 2017); and the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation, and Tourism, (March 2015 to November 2016). He also served as the Coordinator of Public Service Reforms, Office of the President, from January 2004 to February 2007.
Mr. Magosi possesses comprehensive understanding and knowledge about the workings of SADC, having served as the Director of Human Resources and Administration at the SADC Secretariat, from March 2017 to April 2018. At the private sector level, Mr. Magosi served as the Cluster Head of Human Resources, Consumer Banking, Southern Africa, at Standard Chartered Bank Botswana, from January 2013 to October 2014; and, Group Head of Human Resources, at Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited, from July 2010 to December 2012.
Mr. Magosi holds a Master of Organisation Development Degree from the Bowling Green State University in the United States of America, a Graduate Diploma in Management Services from the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics/Statistics from the University of Botswana.