Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


COLLEEN TINY NEO DISWAI (Ms)

Director of Administration and Finance

Number of visits: 92

Qualifications:

CertificationSubjectsInstitutionYear
Bachelor of CommerceAccounting and ManagementUniversity of Botswana1988
Master’s in Business AdministrationBusiness Finance and Administrative StudiesUniversity of Windsor1993
Certified Public Private PartnershipTechnical and managerial aspects of public-private partnerships
Implementation of public-private partnerships
Institute for Public Private Partnerships2013
Certified Prince2 PractitionerPrince2APMG International2015
Member, Institute of Directors Southern AfricaMembership No: 17297618IoDSA2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

A professional who has cut her teeth in the Internal Audit profession at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. During this tenure she was attached to the Department of Food Resources to go and review and implement improved systems of internal control and enhanced corporate governance frameworks.

Tiny then moved to working with and advising the Central Tender Board where she set up the database for companies to register to tender for government projects in a fair and transparent manner which spoke to the adherence to all egalitarian standards and a fundamental respect and knowledge of the best Corporate Governance standards borne of a need to not only comply but also be seen to be transparent and ethical in procurement decision making.

Tiny then further worked for Botswana Railways where she streamlined the procurement function and set up the tenders and contracts functions so as to ensure an adherence to internal procurement governance processes. She then moved to Botswana Development Corporation where she was responsible for and involved in the divestiture of a number of BDC companies such as Tswelelo, Marothodi, Botswana Tyre Corporation- amongst others and was also involved in the setting up and investment of BDC in BECI and Metropolitan.

Moving onto issues of Corporate Finance Ms Diswai was involved with the issuing and listing of the shares of Sechaba and Kgolo ya Sechaba. She was also involved in the structuring and issuance of the first ever Botswana Development Corporation Corporate bond which was not only the first ever corporate bond to be listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange but was also the first ever corporate bond which was oversubscribed four times.

Tiny was also the project manager for the setting up of the International Financial Services Centre, and worked with the team that drafted the enabling legislation which also involved the promulgation of the Collective Investment Undertakings Act.

Ms Diswai was instrumental in the marketing of Botswana as an IFSC destination and was responsible for the certification of the first thirteen IFSC companies. Some of these companies are still operational and continue to employ Batswana and contribute to the national fiscus.

Tiny then moved to Kingdom Bank where she was part of the team that led to the birth of Kingdom Bank Africa Limited (KBAL) and its set up as an IFSC certified company. She was also instrumental in the set up Kingdom Finance which was a leasing, financial, and corporate financial advisory services subsidiary of KBAL.

Tiny then moved to being the Country Business Manager for the Institute of Development Management Botswana Campus where she managed to turn it around from loss making to profitability and getting it to be ISO 9000-2001 certified.

When she was Business Services Manager for Debswana Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa mines, Tiny implemented the outsourcing programme for fourteen non-core business units which included retail, catering, laundry, township maintenance, printing services, refuse collection and landfill management and security access control.

At the Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency, Ms Diswai project managed the merger of BEDIA and IFSC to establish the now BITC. She project managed the outsourcing of catering at Botswana Police College in Otse. She also oversaw the project management of the recent part privatization of BTCL which has been labeled “the mother of all listings” which was the largest listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange which saw more than 45 000 individual citizens of Botswana own shares for the first time.

Tiny is a certified PPP Specialist and serves on the PPP Advisory Committee of the Government of Botswana. She is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Millennium Umbrella Pension Fund and The Orphans Fund. She is a Certified Prince2 Practitioner and a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.

Board Experience and Membership:

  • 1. Glenrand M.I.B (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd - Current

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Millennium Umbrella Pension Fund
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Glenrand Orphans Fund.

  • 2. Primewater View Nigeria Limited – Current

Chairman of the Board

  • 3. Local Enterprises Authority - Retired

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board Finance and Audit Committee
Member of the Board Tender Committee.

  • 4. Botswana Post - Retired

Board Member
Member of the Board tender Committee
Chairman of the Board Human Resources Committee
Member of the Reference Committee on the restructuring of Botswana Post.




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