Tebelelo Seretse (Nee) Mazile became Ambassador of Botswana to the United States on February 16, 2011. This is her first ambassadorial assignment.
From 1999 until 2004 she served in the government of Botswana. She was Minister of Works, Transport & Communications from February 2002- October 2004; Minister of Trade Industry, Wildlife & Tourism from September 2000-January 2002; Acting Minister for Presidential Affairs from January 2000-August 2000; and Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs from October 1999-December 1999.
She served as Senior Research officer from 1978-1984 at the Bank of Botswana, and Finance Manager for BP Botswana (Pty) Ltd from 1984 – 1989. She has been a member of a variety of boards, at different times,from 1996-2010, including Denel, Bank of Botswana, Debswana Diamond Company, and Botswana Insurance Holding Ltd, and has served as a chairperson of the Labour Advisory Board, RPC Data, Funeral Services Group, and Diragake (Pty) Ltd. She was Director of the board of Excess Petroleum (Pty) Ltd. She was head of the African delegation group for the Fourth World Trade Organisation, Ministerial Conference in DOHA in 2001.
Seretse has been a member of the Law Society of Botswana and Admitted Attorney since 1995, and is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Honour Society for Economics. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Central Committee Botswana Democratic Party.
Seretse received a Bachelor of Law from the University of Botswana in 1995, an MA in Economics at the University of Cincinatti (Ohio) in 1980, a BSc in Accounting from Morgan State University (Maryland) in 1978, and a BA in Economics from Morgan State University in 1978. She speaks English, Setswana and I’Kalanga.
She has four children. Her hobbies are squash, reading, aerobics and walking.