New SADC executive secretary

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Experienced Botswana public servant Elias Magosi is the new executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) succeeding Stergomena Tax.

Magosi according to a statement from the regional bloc has sound understanding and co-ordination of the workings of governments and “effective linkages” with political levels, the private sector and academic institutions including regional co-operation and co-ordination.

“He has over 28 years of experience in large scale performance and process improvement, strategic management, human resource management and change management in public, private and parastatal sector organisations.

“Magosi has a strong background in restructuring, organisational redesign, planning, budgeting and project management. He has good skills in communication, facilitation, team development and management as well as strategic thinking, negotiation, advocacy and high level advisory.

“In addition to these attributes, the new executive secretary possesses strong skills in resourcing, coaching, performance tracking and management and reporting. He has a passion for creating new or improving existing systems and processes to drive efficiency and sustenance. He is a proponent of effective governance and prudent use of resources and has strong personal commitment to make a difference in the world,” the statement said.