Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited
Catherine Lesetedi is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL), appointed in March, 2016. Catherine first joined the BIHL Group in June 1992 as a Supervisor. She was subsequently promoted twice during her period with the Group to Assistant Manager in 1998 and then Divisional Manager in 2000.She left BLIL and joined AON Botswana as Senior Accounts Executive in October 2004 and was promoted two years later to General Manager of Life and Employee Benefits.
In 2007, she returned to BLIL as Head of Corporate and High Value Business until March 2010 when she was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company until she was appointed to the substantive position in July 2010, she held this position for a period until February 2017 when she was appointed to her current position. Catherine currently serves on the Boards of Funeral Services Group Limited, Bifm Unit Trusts, Botswana Insurance Company Limited, Nico Life, Nico Pensions Company and Nico Holdings.
She holds a BA in Statistics and Demography (University of Botswana), MDP from the graduate school of business (University of Cape Town, as well as professional qualifications in Advanced Insurance Practice and a Diploma in Insurance Studies (UNISA). She has undertaken the Sanlam Executive Leadership Programme through the Gordon Institute of Business Science (July 2014). Catherine is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (AIISA).
Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited(BIHL) is a broad based financial services group and one of the largest companies listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange. Its two largest subsidiaries, Botswana Life Insurance Limited and Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm) hold dominant positions in their respective sectors. In line with its diversification and value enhancement strategy, BIHL introduced BIHL Sure!, the short term insurance business in 2012.
We are a leading financial services group, originally established as a life insurance company in 1975. We listed on the BSE in 1991. Our head office is in Gaborone and we have branches throughout Botswana.