Baakile Motshegwa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies specialising Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the University of Botswana. She is the first Motswana woman to be appointed Associate professor in Public Administration in Botswana. She holds a BA in Public Administration and Political Science (University of Botswana) and M.Sc. in Human Resource Management (University of Manchester, UK). She completed her Doctorate degree in Management at the University of Newcastle in Australia in 2008.
She has held different positions in both government and the private sector. She started her career at the Directorate of Public Service Management as a Personnel Officer but later joined the private sector. After being a Section Manager – Human Resources at the Motor Company of Botswana, she briefly worked for Bank of Botswana as Assistant Organisational and Development Manager. She later worked as Human Resource Manager in Flowtite Botswana before changing her career to academia 2001. Prof. Motshegwa has worked with both national and international projects.
She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Botswana; Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) Full Registered Trainer and Validation Expert for the BQA qualifications; member of American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA) and the Democracy Research Project at the University of Botswana. She was a member of the Botswana Power Corporation Board November 2013 – March 2018, where she chaired several sub- committees, including Human Resource and the Transformation Steering Committees. She also chaired the ESB International (Ireland) Management Contract Evaluation Committee 2014- 2015. She was elected second Vice President of CIMPAD on 28 June 2018.