Bogolo Joy Kenewendo
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Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo
Cabinet Minister, Investment, Trade & Industry

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is an economist and politician, who serves as the Cabinet Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, in the Cabinet of Botswana.In 2016, the then president of Botswana, Ian Khama, nominated Kenewendo to the Parliament of Botswana, where she was elected as a presidential nominee to parliament. On 4 April 2018, the new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, appointed Kenewendo as the new Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry.


In her capacity as minister, Kenewendo was appointed by United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in 2018 to the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma


Bogolo was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

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