It is with great pleasure that the Board of Okavango Wilderness Safaris (OWS) announces the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Matome as the Caretaker – Managing Director of OWS. He will assume this role from the 1st Of November 2023.
A primary task for Joe will be to head the search for a substantive MD of OWS. We anticipate that this process will take 3-4 months to achieve. Joe with play a key role in assisting the business to find the very best MD, with a deep search commencing across Botswana and further afield. We have chosen not to rush this process to ensure we get the right leader for this very special business.
Joe is no stranger to the tourism and conservation sector. Having been the lead of the Debswana Tourism Project, Masedi Farming Initiatives and many others. Today these projects are the blueprint which are being used across Botswana today. Joe has also been a board member of the Kalahari Conservation Society for over 20 years and, he is currently its chairman. He further sits on the Mokolodi Trust Project and the Children in the Wilderness Board too.
“We are extremely pleased to have Joe in this role. He has a unique set of skills that will ensure we set up our business for success well into the future. Joe has a deep love for conservation, communities and safari, all the attributes of a great Wilderness team member, the future looks very bright for OWS,” said Board Chair Kabelo Binns.