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


Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba served two terms, from 2008 to 2014, as Deputy Secretary-General for the Commonwealth, where she had oversight of democracy, rule of law and human rights functions in the 53 member states organizations. With a career spanning over 30 years, she has extensive experience and exposure in political and economic development. She is the Executive Director of The Masire-Mwamba Office (TMMO), which was set up to provide research, advocacy, leadership and professional development. 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 led the elections observer mission on behalf of the Commonwealth for the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. She has also served on various boards and community service institutions in the fields of tourism, business, civil aviation and banking, among others. She has a degree in Electronics and Physics from the University of London, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from the University of South Africa.