Management profiles

Secretary General Bernadette Lewis

Secretary General Bernadette Lewis

Bernadette Lewis

Ms. Bernadette Lewis was appointed as the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in August 2020. This is a historic appointment as she is the first female Secretary-general in the 120-year history of the CTO. This is indeed a major accomplishment that should encourage women everywhere to strive for the mastery of whatever profession they may choose and especially in science and technology.

Breaking the glass ceiling is not new to Ms. Lewis; she was also the first female Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and she is credited for making the CTU the foremost information and communication technology (ICT) inter-governmental institution in the Caribbean.

A national of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Lewis brings to the CTO a wealth of experience in public and private sectors and is knowledgeable in national and regional ICT issues. The 4th Industrial Revolution, the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated financial contagion, is changing the world irrevocably, ushering us into an environment of unprecedented uncertainty. For the CTO, surviving, indeed thriving in this environment will necessitate innovative leadership, a deep understanding of ICT and faith and courage to deviate from the beaten paths of 20th Century thinking to build a 21st century organisation that is relevant and serves its members with integrity and excellence. Ms. Lewis brings these qualities to the CTO.

Nikisha Joshi

Manager, Finance and Pensions

Nikisha Joshi

Nikisha is Manager of Finance and Pensions Department. She joined CTO in July 2017.

Before joining CTO, Nikisha worked at Lifestyle Abbey Care, as a Management Accountant. She also worked at Prodair Air products Pvt Ltd as an Accountant Executive and a Deputy Manager at Gujarat State Fertilizer and Chemical Industries Ltd. Before that she worked at K.C Mehta & Company as a Charted Accountant.

Nikisha, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Barodo, India.

She is also a Chartered Accountant of India.

Letang Kekwaletswe

Manager, Capacity Development and Training

Letang Kekwaletswe

Letang is Manager of Capacity Development and Training. She joined CTO in February 2019.

Before joining CTO, Letang worked at Botswana Telecommunications Corporation where she held different roles over the time including, Skills Development Facilitator / Trainer, Training Supervisor, Customer Service Team Leader, Quality Management Systems Officer.

Before that she also worked as a Human Resource Officer at Grand Palm Hotel Casino and Convention Resort, Botswana and also at Botswana Power Corporation in Botswana.

Letang holds a B-Tech Degree in Human Resource Development form the University of South Africa and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Techniko South Africa.  


Further Information:

Office of the Secretary General
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