Dr Faith Rapuleng-Tuelo

Manager, Marketing Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Dr Faith I. Rapuleng - Tuelo is the Manager, Marketing Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC). She is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP). She holds a PhD in Business Administration (Digital Marketing) obtained from the International University of Management (IUM), Windhoek, Namibia in 2021. Further, she holds an MSc. Strategic Management (Marketing Communications, Change Communications and Project Management) obtained from the University of Derby, UK in 2012. Dr Rapuleng - Tuelo also has a Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communications – Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA obtained in 2001. 

Dr Rapuleng – Tuelo has completed the Management Development Programme (MDP) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa) and also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from the Botswana Accountancy College (BAC).

Her role at HRDC entails overall strategic direction of the Marketing Communications and Stakeholder Relations function which oversees image optimisation, reputation management, stakeholder management and engagement, branding, publicity, corporate citizenship management, corporate social responsibility as well as promotion of the HRDC services. Prior to working for the then Tertiary Education Council and HRDC, she had worked at the Botswana Post as the Corporate Communications Officer.

Dr Rapuleng - Tuelo has more than 17 years’ experience in the corporate communications, marketing, change communication, media and communications and stakeholder relations. She has worked as a media practitioner on both television and radio and has extensive knowledge of the local media landscape. She has sound media relations. Dr Rapuleng - Tuelo has attended many professional and developmental courses including: Public Relations Management (PRISA), Public Relations Practice (PRISA), Public Relations Writing (PRISA),  Creative Writing, Stakeholder and Reputation Management, Strategic Communications, Crisis Management and Public Relations Workshop, Brand Management, Stakeholder Relations Master Class, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service, Diplomacy and Protocol, Social Media Marketing (Digital Marketing), Project Management and Enterprise Risk Management.

She has previously served as a member of the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Social Responsibility Technical Committee (GPD 8), a Committee that developed Botswana’s Social Responsibility Standards.

Dr Rapuleng - Tuelo is the former Regional Chairperson for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) Botswana Chapter and also a member of PRISA and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).