Ms Serty Leburu

Member

Ms Serty Leburu is the Executive Director at Botswana Accountancy College. She has a wealth of commercial and non-commercial experience having cut her teeth at Debswana Diamond Company where she ultimately became an Executive Committee member. She then moved to Standard Chartered Bank as a Chief Finance Officer to later on become a Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Bank. Ms Leburu then moved onto Botswana Housing Corporation where she was a Deputy Chief Executive Officer- Support Services.

Ms Leburu has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Botswana and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCMA) with a CIMA qualification. She has also completed a Management Development programme at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Leading across Boundaries Executive Leadership programmes at the Oxford University in the UK.  Some of her training include Securitization and Mortgage Bonds and International Housing Finance Programs at the Wharton School of Business-University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA. Ms Leburu attended ICT related conferences on Mobile World conference in Spain and Oracle Open World in San Francisco in the USA. She was also part of the 2009 Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) in Singapore and a Sponsor of the Standard Chartered Bank Women’s Leadership Network.

Ms Leburu sits on the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited. She has been a Board member at Botswana Power Corporation, BA ISAGO University College and an Audit Committee Member for the Botswana University Institute of Science and Technology.

She chaired a session at the second Botswana Job Summit on, “Creating Jobs with the Youth in Mind: Where are the Opportunities”. In response to a plea by the unemployed youth on limited access to funds for business start-ups, Ms Leburu introduced sponsorship to support unemployed BAC alumni budding entrepreneurs themed, “Unleashing the Entrepreneur, Live Your Dream with BAC”. The intent is to encourage the youth to consider entrepreneurship as a career option which will lead to job creation and diversification of economy thereby reducing over reliance on the government.

Ms Leburu provides counselling for people living with HIV. Ms Leburu also gives financial guidance to young people, provides career guidance and is a mentor to a lot of people in her community. She was a Patron for Thutano Youth Group in Jwaneng for two years and now is a trustee member of the Sponsor a Child Trust. She believes in giving and making a difference, she does this by helping the needy from time to time and is dedicated to volunteering her services and time to the community.