Deputy Secretary-General, The Commonwealth (2008 – 14)
Mmasekgoa Masire- Mwamba

Summary

Mrs Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba served two terms as the Deputy Secretary-General for the Commonwealth where she had oversight of democracy, rule of law and human rights functions in the 53 member states organisations. With a career spanning over 30 years, Masire-Mwamba has extensive experience and exposure in political and economic development. She has also served on various boards and community service institutions in the fields of tourism, business, civil aviation, and banking among others. Masire-Mwamba has an engineering background having graduated from the University of London with a specialization in Electronics and Physics. This is complemented by a law degree from the University of South Africa. Furthermore, she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh. She completed the Advanced Management Programme from IESE in Spain. In 2015, she was awarded Distinguished International Alumni from University of Pittsburgh. She was also recognised in the legal field by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple Inn awarding her Honorary Bencher status in 2009. Mrs Masire-Mwamba is the Executive Director of The Masire-Mwamba Office (TMMO), which is setup to provide research, advocacy, leadership and professional development. Her organisation is currently undertaking research on behalf of Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) to assess the export market and investment opportunities in the EFTA. She has been invited to observe national elections in Ghana by the National Democratic Institute and before then to participate in the 2016 International Leaders Forum (ILF) during the Democratic National Convention. Most recently she has led the elections observer mission on behalf of the Commonwealth, for the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.