Marlize Schwar

Head of Tender/Proposal team, Absa

Marlize Schwar heads up the tenders’ team at Absa Group Ltd. The team is responsible for tenders across Corporate, Africa and public sector. She has 27 years’ banking experience of which 15 years in credit and Small Business Development. The last 10 years she worked in transactional banking managing the end-to-end process of tenders/proposals for Absa. She has extensive proposal and bid experience and serves as a director on the board of Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). She passed all three the certification levels for APMP. The certification levels include Foundation, Practitioner and Professional. She has been a speaker at various national and international conferences. Marlize has a BCom (Hons) degree in Economics that she passed cum laude. She also holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership from UNISA. She completed an International Cash Management Certificate with the Association of Corporate Treasurers in 2015.