RETOSA Chairperson

Ms Lily Rakorong

With 23 years of successful experience in providing strategic and operations leadership in challenging areas within the Tourism and Hospitality industry both locally and internationally. Lily Rakorong is a dynamic, result oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in a high paced organization, Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB), where she is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and overseeing 300 companies within the membership which makes up the entire Tourism and Hospitality sector being Camps & Lodges, Hotels, Mobile Operators, Tour Operators, Airline, Air Charters and Services. She holds Hospitality Management with Minor in Business Administration graduate from Drexel University (United State of America) also has Post Graduate in Leadership and Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Lily held a number of Non- Executive positions at the following boards;

Board member of RETOSA

Council member of Business Botswana (The Voice of Private sector in Botswana)

Board member of Botswana Wildlife Training Institute

Member of High Level Consultative Council Meeting, chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana

Served as a board member of Botswana Vision 2016 Council

Served as member of Tourism Industry Training Fund Management Committee

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Leadership

Policy and Advocacy

Strategy, vision and mission planning

Business performance