Frances Ball 24 Apr 2019 01:51pm

First female partner to lead KPMG Botswana

The chairman of KPMG Botswana has announced that its new managing partner will be Gosego Motsamai, who was also its first female partner

Motsamai is a fellow of the ACCA, and began her career at Deloitte in Botswana before moving to KPMG in 1998. She is also the current president of Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).

She is one of only two female partners across all Big Four firms in Botswana.

The chairman of KPMG Botswana, professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, announced Motsamai’s appointment. He said, “As chairman, I am proud to make this announcement and am certain that under Gosego’s leadership, we will see KPMG Botswana continue to be a leading professional services firm in the country”.

Motsamai said she was honoured to accept the role.

“I look forward to working with the team and lead KPMG through these challenging times as we look to rebuild trust and become the clear choice,” she said.

Motsamai’s comments come in the wake of the major scandal which has engulfed KPMG South Africa in recent years, over their audits of the Gupta family accounts. The firm was forced to sack its senior leadership team and lost several lucrative clients.

The lead partner on the Gupta audits was struck off the register last month.