August 21, 2017
BITRI Acting Chief Executive Officer, Professor Shedden Masupe. .
Professor Shedden Masupe has been appointed BITRI Acting Chief Executive Officer with effect from 10th August, 2017.
Prof Masupe joined BITRI in the substantive position Executive Director – Technologies and as Deputy CEO in July 2014. He graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Mount Allison University, Canada, and a BSc Eng., Electrical Engineering (Communications and Fields) from University of New Brunswick, Canada. He also has an MSc in Electronics Engineering (Digital Systems) from Cardiff University, and a PhD in Electronics Engineering attained from Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom.
Prof Masupe is a highly driven and experienced executive with a sound track record acquired over 20 years leading academic and research teams towards fulfilment of corporate strategy objectives and organizational mandates and he also possesses strong competencies in the areas of Project Management, as well Cultural Change and Enterprise Architecture. His leadership pedigree is evidenced by strategic level participation in a number of executive committees of reputable technology and academic organizations such as BITRI, BoFiNet, BUAN and UB. He has provided mentorship to professionals in the ICT field, lead research and teaching activities at UB as HoD of Electrical Engineering Department as well as Associate Dean of College of Engineering at BIUST.
As Executive Director – Technologies, Prof Masupe’s responsibilities span leading, managing, directing, coordinating and supervising all research and development undertaken by BITRI in the areas of Information Systems & Technologies, Energy, and Electronics & Communications as well as directing the support functions of Information & Technology and Design Divisions.