Botswana Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer, Thapelo Tsheole has put Botswana on the continetal map after being elected President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) at the Executive Committee meeting held in Abidjan, Cote d’voire on Wednesday afternoon.

Tsheole, a University of Cape Town alumnus, takes over the Presidency from Dr. Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO of BVRM. The Vice President of ASEA is Celestin Rwabukumba who was elected at the same meeting. Commenting on this milestone, the BSE CEO, Thapelo Tsheole, ‘thanked his predecessor Dr. Amenounve and ASEA members for their resounding support and confidence in his leadership. He promised to lead ASEA to success by increasing the size of the market and introducing new initiatives that will develop African capital markets’.

Commenting on this milestone, Tsheole, ‘thanked his predecessor Dr. Amenounve and ASEA members for their resounding support and confidence in his leadership. He promised to lead ASEA to success by increasing the size of the market and introducing new initiatives that will develop African capital markets’.


Established in 1993, as of 2022 ASEA comprises of six associate members and 28 full members serving 38 countries. More than 1100 companies are listed on its member exchanges, with a total market capitalization of $2trn. ASEA aims to develop member exchanges and provide a platform for networking and cooperation on areas of mutual importance.