Peggy Onkutlwile Serame is the Minister of Finance for the Republic of Botswana, a position she has held since 16th April 2021. Prior to this, she served as the Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry from November 2019 to April 2021. Ms. Serame was Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary to the President from September to November 2019. Prior to her appointment as Minister, she was Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry from January 2015 to November 2019.
Ms. Serame is an Economist with a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics. She has served in various positions in the Public Service, including Director for Macroeconomic Policy (Ministry of Finance and Economic Development) and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Economic Diversification Drive (Ministry of Trade and Industry). From 4th January to 7th July 2007, she was placed at the World Bank in Washington DC on Special Assignment under the Voice Secondment Program.
Ms. Serame has also represented the Botswana Government as Director on a number of Boards, including the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), Botswana Development Corporation (BDC), and Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA).
Her continued goal is to make significant contributions to the development and transformation of Botswana’s economy, ultimately changing the lives of Botswanans for the better. Ms. Serame also contributes to her society through humanitarian work with a focus on youth, young women, and the girl child.