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Potlako Mawande

Chief Operating Officer, Gambling Authority, Botswana


Potlako Mawande is the Chief Operating Officer of the Botswana Gambling Authority.  He oversees the areas of licensing and compliance monitoring. 

Potlako graduated from the University of Botswana in 1993 and has since that time been employed in several roles in the Sales and Marketing arena. His experience has spanned from print and electronic media, advertising, retail, technology and hospitality and casino marketing. In 2008 Potlako joined the Gaborone Sun as it was then known and was introduced to the world of Gaming. As a marketing manager in the Casino environment for an international operator he gained invaluable experience and training in gaming. In 2014 he moved on but within 18 months found himself back in the gaming world as the opportunity to be involved with the setting up of a robust regulator of gaming in Botswana was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Potlako is passionate about the diversification of gaming in Botswana and the positioning of the gaming industry as a positive corporate citizen in Botswana. 


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