MASERU – The former principal secretary in the ministry of defence and national security Thato Mohasoa has been appointed the new executive secretary of the Petroleum Fund for the next five years.
According to a press statement released by Petroleum Fund last week, the appointment is effective from the beginning of May.
The statement shows that the decision was informed by the recommendation of the Board of Directors which found Mohasoa to be the most suitable candidate for the job, following an open recruitment process.
It shows that Mohasoa brings with him a solid senior management experience, and a track record of transformative leadership, and turning around institutions as he possesses many years of combined experience and professional expertise in corporate leadership, management and administration, public policy, strategic planning, and corporate communication.
“He has worked closely, at leadership, advisory and support levels, with the Prime Minister, government ministers, central bank governors, corporate executives, experts and consultants, as well as business executives,” reads the statement.
It shows he currently serves as chairperson of the board of directors of the Road Fund, where he has championed initiatives around domestic resources mobilisation to enhance revenue collection for the institution, and has also served as a member of the board of the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC).
He is also a former PS in the ministry of tourism environment and culture. Before the joined government service, Mohasoa serves as head of the public relations department at the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL).
He also previously served as a senior customs officer at the now-defunct department of customs and excise, part of what became the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA).
Mohasoa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Public Administration and Demography) qualification from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), and obtained a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications from the University of the Free-State in South-Africa.
He also holds an Executive Management Development Programme (MDP) qualification from the same university.