General Manager, Botswana Power Company, Botswana
Mr. Witbooi is an Electrical Engineer graduate of Wits University and has completed a Senior Management Program with the Henley Business School - Africa. He joined Botswana Power Corporation as General Manager in 2017 from ESKOM, South Africa where he served as one of their most trusted engineer and operational leader for more than a decade. Mr. Witbooi has extensive experience in the energy sector his most notable contribution being on brown field projects. Before joining BPC, he has been involved throughout his career in South Africa in major refurbishments, maintenance, and operations of power plants ranging between 900 MW to 3600 MW capacities. The depth and breadth of his track record in such projects is now adding to Botswana’s increasing strength and ability to overcome the current technical challenges in its generation fleet. In his current role, Mr. Witbooi is also spearheading the implementation of green energy projects as part of Government of Botswana’s renewable energy mix roll-out programme, which includes development of large and small scale grid-tied photovoltaic power plants, and hybrid networks in selected rural areas.