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From, Tsikoane Village in Leribe Lesotho, Southern Africa; I am Ntsane Reginald, a public servant, a social entrepreneur and a general management professional with key mastery and academic background in International Business, E-commerce, E-retail, Integrated Fintech Applications and Inclusive Payments.

I have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Zhejiang Normal University in The People's Republic of China and a continuing PhD researcher in Higher Education. I have also co-authored a published paper in Aid and Investment. I have research interests in International Development Assistance, Financing for Development SMEs, Fintech, and Partnerships for Development. Other topics of interest include; Securitization and Financial Engineering (MBA Thesis concentration). I am a US Exchange Alumnus and a former Inaugural Mandela Washington Fellow in Young African Leaders Initiative -Visit  

I am a Co-founder of several registered CSOs mainly focused on Startups, SMEs and Youth Economic Empowerment; Notable to mention include the policy advocacy NGO, Youth Entrepreneurship Development Agency in Lesotho - YEDA ( , a multilateral youth CSO, Afro-Sino Youth Development Institute - ASYDI ( and a member of Africa China Leaders Association ( . My executive leadership training spans business administration, marketing communications and education (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and cuts across three continents, Africa, North America and Asia.

I also have experiences working in Private and Public Sectors including a financial institution, and a Development Planning Ministry.  I have had executive leadership development training through placements at Microsoft South Africa - dealing with citizenship implementation partners for Microsoft and Transfast LLC in Wall Street NYC - US working and reporting on migration and remittance patterns within Africa and identifying remittances payment networks in specific regions.


As the old story begins, I am told I was born, Ntsane in the Lepholisa family located in the village of Tsikoane in the northern district of Leribe Lesotho. Being born in a catholic family, I was later baptized Reginald at St. Monica's Catholic Mission in Leribe.

Learn More01/07/1990

Basic Education

Primary School: Tsikoane St. Gerald, Leribe Middle to High School: St. Agnes High School, Berea

Learn More24/01/1996

Short Break

The normal waiting period between High School and tertiary education. I took this time to live in the mountains of Lesotho working at a forestry ministry to plant and grow trees in nursery and to build water catchment systems from Ha Makunyapane, Tlokoeng to Katse.

Learn More01/01/2008

College Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts (Honors): I began Studies as a freshman at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Maseru, Lesotho. a period that will last 6 years inclusive of two gap years in industry.

Learn More27/08/2008

Professional Development 2010 - 2012

Gap years from undergraduate studies to pursue entrepreneurship ventures and to develop industrial skills

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Graduate Studies

Enrolled and completed Master of Business Administration while concurrently running and operating an ecommerce development company and registering the very first company outside Lesotho.

Learn More01/09/2016

PhD Research Degree

At the height of Covid19, with businesses around the world having come to a stand still, it became apparent to enroll for and begin doctoral level research and after acceptance into candidacy continued to lead enterprises in commerce, digital payments and logistcs

Learn More31/10/2020

Executive Leadership

I'm leading enterprises engaged in international trade, and remain a consultant in digital economy development, SME Digitization and internationalization drawing from experiences across the US and China gained as a young professional with executive training for over a decade. My schedule revolves around boardrooms, trade expos, research seminars, fintech and startup communities.

Learn More01/09/2021

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Records of early career development

A collection of personal and professional experiences

The Healthy Turn From Aid to Investment: Can Investment Act as Plan B for Aid?

Abstract: In spite of the best of intentions, trillions of dollars in Western overseas aid have failed to pull Africa out of poverty — much less put the continent on a development trajectory similar to the one several Asian and Latin American nations have successfully followed for decades. This paper examines the current issues that distract the impact of development assistance in the recipient countries. Previous studies on aid conclude that aid should come to a halt and therefore, we explore current aid administration models and then propose new conversion models which may turn development assistance to pure investment. After highlighting current key impediments to aid effectiveness, we bring to light and propose new conversion framework. Through the descriptive analysis of current trends by major donors, we come up with the propositions about this phenomenon hence putting forth the argument that investment can replace the role of aid and open a leeway for development researchers to make scientific models of operation. Keywords: Aid, Aid conversion, Finance, Investment, Social Equity Funds

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