Pelani Siwawa – Ndai

Managing Director: Botswana


Pelani Siwawa-Ndai is the Managing Director of Emergence Growth Botswana. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and researcher.  Pelani spent many working years as a central banker, at Bank of Botswana, in a number of areas such as research, financial markets, corporate services and regulation and supervision of licensed banks and financial institutions.  At the central bank, she rose through the ranks from Economist to become Deputy Director of the Banking Supervision Department and ultimately Head of Secretariat Department, which she held when she retired in September 2016.  She did research, analysis, advised on and implemented policy, as well as contributed to regular Bank publications including Monthly Review, Quarterly Bulletin, and Annual Report, and to Government Budget Speeches and National Development Plans.

For three years she was a policy analyst/advisor at Business Botswana as part of a team that led in articulating business concerns and policy issues for advocacy and engagement with the government to facilitate ease of doing business on all fronts.  She brings to Emergence Growth the deep insights she gained into the opportunities and challenges faced by both private and public sector organisations and winning strategies for growth.  She also has a solid understanding of the Botswana economy and key issues on the national agenda from serving on various committees, boards and reference groups and participating in a wide range of seminars, symposia, workshops, and conferences.

Areas of specialisation: Strengths-based development; economic research, analysis, and report writing; monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy development, advisory and implementation; regulation and supervision of licensed banks and financial institutions; and corporate governance and corporate communications.

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