Kate Senye is a Non-Executive Member of the Botho University Board of Directors with more than 18 years post qualification experience working as a development economist and investment analyst. As the CEO of Southern Africa Media Development Fund (Samdef), a venture capital fund that focuses on financing and developing media projects in Southern and East Africa, Kate was exposed to working closely with regional and international development agencies at strategic and operational levels. One of her major roles had been the negotiation of further funding of the Samdef by development finance institutions as well as developing a sustainable model for the institution that would allow little or no reliance on governments and donor funding. As an economist working for the Botswana Government she was actively involved in managing development and consultancy projects, mostly for international organizations such as the World Bank, USAID, WHO, SIDA, GTZ, UNICEF and UNDP. Seconded to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs, she was actively involved in managing several key development projects.
In April 2012 she moved on to pursue her own business interests. She is currently the Managing Director of The Workforce Group Botswana (TWG). TWG Botswana, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of staff outsourcing, recruitment and specialist staffing, training and consulting, financial services and employee health management, among others. TWG Botswana was set up in March 2018. Her main role is to roll out all the Workforce Holdings clusters in the Botswana market. As the managing director and reporting to the board of directors, she provides market insights and strategic advice, developing and implementing business plans to improve cost efficiency, maintaining positive and trust-based relations with business partners, shareholders and authorities as well as overseeing the company’s business operations and financial performance.