Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Meet The Koko Team

Dr. Sara Sullivan

Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Sara Sullivan brings over 20 years of experience from across the globe in strategic communications, diplomatic environments, and donor-funded development. She combines over a decade of in-depth knowledge of USAID program management with a wide range of outreach and knowledge management tools. Specializing in capacity building for NGOs, donors, and governments, Dr. Sullivan has more than ten years of experience in the Botswana context and founded a local organization to build upon and amplify the significant talent and resources available in the development communications sector. She holds a BA in English with a minor in Communication Studies from Westmont College, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in English from Boston University.


Mr. Drew Schneider

Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Andrew Schneider is a former principal of PwC Consulting and IBM Global Services and brings over 25 years of management consulting experience advising executives, managing programs, and delivering results for governments, corporations, business associations, financial institutions, development agencies, and NGOs.  He earned a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in International Development Policy from the College of William and Mary. 


Ms. Tirelo Autlwetse

Organizational Management Expert
Ms. Tirelo Autlwetse is a dynamic organizational management professional offering 20 years of expertise in implementation of financial management, grants, administrative systems, human resources, and information technology in both the private sector and international development organizations. She has a proven track record of strategic leadership, utilizes a collaborative hands-on approach, and has a long history of helping to transform organizational operations for the better.


Ms. Lydia Ramosweu

Brand Management Specialist

An adept social media and digital marketer, Ms. Lydia Ramosweu offers Koko Consulting’s clients a wealth of expertise and support to optimize their public profile and galvanize support for their organization. With nearly five years of experience in the marketing and communications industry in Botswana, Ms. Ramosweu brings her enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible attitude to the service of NGOs and government partners.  She can help your organization with a dynamic brand refresh, an innovative social media campaign, and many other outreach services.


Mr. Mompati “Barcos” Mbakhwa

Resource Mobilization Specialist

Mr. Mbakhwa draws upon six years of experience with NGOs to craft tailored resource mobilization strategies for organizations wishing to grow to the next level.  His approach is to work directly with organizations to assess their needs and advantages, and Mr. Mbakhwa also benefits from U.S.-based training on resource mobilization/fundraising, partnership development, proposal writing, growth and sustainability, and SWOT analysis.  His experience supporting NGOs in Botswana has strengthened his abilities in collaboration, teamwork, and decision-making and has enabled him to gain trust and recognition from corporations, embassies, foundations, and governments.


Ms. Boineelo Mabe

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Ms. Mabe is a highly motivated, creative professional with more than twelve years of management-level experience in Human Resources. Her strong leadership skills are evident in her expertise with performance management, employee relations and staff welfare, training and development, reporting, talent management, and all other aspects of HR to support organizations with growth and dynamic development. 


Mr. Tapiwa Abel

Shareholder and Legal Director

Mr. Tapiwa Abel is a versatile lawyer with a creative design and information technology background.  He is Managing Partner and Founder of Abel Lawyers, a boutique law firm in Phakalane, Botswana, which offers clients of Koko Consulting cross-sector attorney, notarial, and conveyancing services, with emphasis on technology, media, and computer communications.  Tapiwa holds a certificate in Digital Broadcast Technology from University of Salford in Manchester, a diploma in Sound Engineering and Technology from Birmingham City University, and a law degree from University of Botswana.


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