The Diminishing Role of the State Enterprise – Trends and Realities

USB Alumni Webinar with Dr Mbako Mbo

Facilitated by USB Alumni Botswana Chapter

The public sector faces ever increasing competing needs, calling for a sharper focus on the provision of public goods, at a time when the private sector is yearning for growth in a true free market environment.

Traditionally, the state enterprise has played a critical role in bridging the gap between the state and the private sector, but left unchecked, the role could potentially become toxic. Should the state consciously diminish the sheer size of the state enterprise sector?

Join Standard Chartered Bank Botswana CFO, Dr Mbako Mbo, as he explores solutions in our special Alumni Webinar.

Date:               Thursday, 13 August 2020

Time:              18:00 (CAT)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]



Dr Mbako Mbo

Chief Financial Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Botswana

 Dr. Mbako Mbo graduated from USB with a PhD (Business Management and Administration) in March 2017. His research interests are in State Owned Enterprises, with a focus on the developing world. He has published several articles with international journals and conference proceedings on the subject.

Dr Mbo is also a Chartered Accountant, and has spent the greater part of his career working for State Owned Enterprises in and outside Botswana, specialising in Finance, fiduciary work as well as Investment Risk. He also previously taught at undergraduate level at the University of Botswana. Currently, he is the CFO of Standard Chartered Bank in Botswana.


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