October 10, 2017
BITRI Chief Executive Officer, Professor Shedden Masupe. .
Prof Shedden Masupe has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) with effect from 1st October 2017. Prof Masupe joined BITRI in 2014 as Executive Director – Technologies from BIUST. Prof Masupe 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, Research Leadership and other Support Services. Prof Masupe is a versatile ICT professional who has the ability to impact an organization through 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 BoFiNet, BUAN and UB. He has provided mentorship to professionals in the ICT field, lead research and teaching activities at UB as Head of Department of Electrical Engineering Department as well as Associate Dean of College of Engineering at BIUST.
As Executive Director – Technologies, Prof Masupe’s responsibilities included 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. Prof Masupe takes over from the founding Chief Executive Officer, Prof Nelson Torto, who has been appointed Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences with effect from 14 August 2017.