Chobe Holdings Limited has appointed John Knox Gibson as the Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 September 2022. He joined Chobe on 1st February 2018 as the Senior Group Executive and later joined Chobe Board an executive Director.
Immediately prior to joining Chobe Holdings Limited he had established a specialised online tour operator focused on Botswana. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree in Finance, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Chobe’s outgoing CEO Jonathan Moore Gibson will step down from his position as CEO on 1 September 2022 but continue to serve Chobe as Deputy Board Chairman and as an executive director to ensure smooth transition of the role.
Gibson has been the company’s CEO since 1983, publicly listing the group on the Botswana Stock Exchange in 2000; thereafter, under his direction, Chobe experienced considerable growth through the acquisition of a number of tourism entities thereby bringing them under one locally owned and managed corporate. Chobe remains indebted to Mr Gibson’s leadership over the years.