Botswana Life appoints new CFO

Gazette Reporter

The board of Botswana Life Insurance Limited (Botswana Life) announced that Rorisang Modikana has been appointed as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the business, effective immediately. She has been with the group for eleven years.
“We are delighted to welcome Rorisang to the Botswana Life team in her new role as CFO. We could not think of anybody better suited for this job. This appointment is testament to our commitment to hiring the right citizen talent and empowering them to become successful leaders which is imperative to sustainable growth. She has the team’s full support and we know she will thrive in this role,” said Botswana Life CEO, Ronald Samuels.
Rorisang has 20 years’ experience in finance, having worked for Ernst & Young Botswana and the BIHL Group in different capacities. She is a Fellow Member of the ACCA (UK) and BICA, having qualified in 2001. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law from the University of Johannesburg and a Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from BAC. A commercially astute professional, she started her career at Ernst & Young in 1998 as an Audit Trainee and left in 2008 as a Senior Manager – Audit. She joined the BIHL Group as a Company Secretary and Group Finance Manager responsible for Corporate Governance, Secretarial and Group financial reporting. She served in this role for 8 years.
During Rorisang’s tenure as the BIHL Group Finance Manager, the BIHL Annual Report won the coveted PwC Best Published Results several times as well as Best Report in Financial Services Sector. She is a Trustee of the BIHL Staff Retirement Fund and also a member of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service – (BURS) Board’s Finance and Audit Committee, since 2013.
“I am incredibly happy to serve Botswana Life, a leading business brand, in this new capacity. I believe my intimate knowledge of the finance function, the insurance industry, the BIHL Group her subsidiaries, and indeed its culture will enable me to do a stellar job in my role.” stated Rorisang