Martin M. MakgatlheShareholder and Founding Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin Makgatlhe, a citizen of Botswana, is a pioneer of the Botswana Stock Exchange, having joined the then Botswana Share Market at its inception in 1989. He has an illustrious career in the capital markets with over 27 years of experience and his entire working life as a broker on the Botswana Stock Exchange. Martin was the first registered Motswana stockbroker. He holds a BA (Econ) degree from the University of Botswana.
Martin began his career as Chief Dealer for another broking firm, before joining a leading international asset management company as a Portfolio Manager. He then set up the second stock broking firm in the country, Investec Securities Botswana (ISB), as founding CEO in 1998. In December 2001, Martin bought out ISB from the Investec Group, renaming it Motswedi Securities. Under the stewardship of Martin, Motswedi Securities has grown to become one of the leading stockbrokerage firms in Botswana
Martin is a Member of the Botswana Stock Exchange Main Committee, as well as a Director of Central Securities Depository Company of Botswana Pty Ltd (CSDB). His wealth of experience has also been acknowledged in areas other than financial services, having been appointed to serve on numerous corporate and parastatal boards, for example at BotswanaPost where he served as Chairman for 7 years, Botswana Building Society, National Vision 2016 Council (Immediate Past Chairman) and most recently as Deputy Chairman of The Presidential Task Team for Vision 2036. Martin also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF).