Mr. Godfrey Simbeye has a general background in business managementpossessing solid managerial and supervisory experience, detailed understandingand knowledge of the business policies and processes, excellent decision makingskills, excellent leadership skills, business planning and budgetingcompetences, ability to conduct and direct work on projects, interpersonal andnegotiation skills, excellent communication in a clear and concise manner,ability to analyse private sector advocacy issues and private sectordevelopment. Mr Simbeye is a qualified accountant having obtained hisACCA qualification in 1989 in the United Kingdom and registered member of theNational Board of Accountants and Auditors. He also posses a Master of Sciencedegree in Information Systems Management and Technology from University ofStrathclyde in the UK. His key competences are in the financialmanagement, development of financial management systems, auditing, systemsreviews and analysis, business re-engineering, institutional development,project cycle management, performance management, and development of ICTpolicies/ strategies. Mr. Simbeye is currently the Executive Director ofTanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) since 9th March 2012. TPSF is an effective Apex privatesector organization, established on 4th November 1998 because of multi-foldedefforts by various stakeholders of the Private Sector to provide a focal pointfor the articulation of private sector-led approaches to Tanzania’s economicand social development. TPSF is a member based organisation with the capabilityof reaching out to more than 5 million entrepreneurs throughout the country.TPSF core function is to advocate and lobby the Government for conducivebusiness environment and investment climate so as to ensure private sectorbecomes the engine of economic growth. TPSF other functions is alsoto ensure effective Public Private Dialogue is in place at all levels such asCentral Government, MDA’s, Local Government, Regional, District and Village andParliament. TPSF’s major achievement was in 2001 when it vigorouslyinfluenced the need for the establishment of the Tanzania National BusinessCouncil (TNBC) as a joint platform for smart dialogue between the Private andthe Public Sector. The TNBC which is chaired by the President of theUnited Republic of Tanzania and co-chaired by TPSF Chairperson has a total of40 members, 20 members from the private sector (nominated by TPSF) and 20members from the Government. Since his appointment as TPSF CEO hasundertaken various institutional reforms with a focus to improve image andeffectiveness of the Foundation. Experience onPublic Private Dialogue (PPD) Being the Executive Director of a business advocacyorganization, my job involves dialogue between the Government and privatesector on a day to day basis. I seat in many public private committeeswhere we discuss private sector development and the Government facilitation. The TNBC being our official PPD platform in the country meets twice a yearunder the leadership of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania but ithas an Executive Committee which meets quarterly for which I attend allmeetings. The dialogue extends to the regions, where we have RegionalBusiness Councils (RBC) and at the low level where local businessmen reside wehave a District Business Council (DBC). We also have dialogue platforms withSpeaker of the National Assembly, Standing Parliamentary Committees and PPDcommittees in the East African Community. Member of theNational Constituent Assembly in Dodoma 2014 Mr Simbeye wasappointed by the H.E Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republicof Tanzania to be a member of the constituent assembly which took place betweenApril 2014 and October 2014 in Dodoma. The objective of the ConstituentAssembly was to review draft constitution of the country that was prepared bythe Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and to propose a new constitution. Ifully represented the private sector in the Constitutional Assembly and madesure that the private sector agenda is fully represented in the newconstitution. I managed to convince and influence members of the constituentassembly that the Private Sector is the “Engine of Growth”. My presence was soimportant that we managed to include a provision under Chapter 2 article 13 (2)(e) of the proposed constitution which states as follows; “To put in placeconducive business environment and expand investment opportunities”. Otherprovisions that were vigorously included by private sector in the newconstitution are curbing corruption and public procurement.