Credentials for Riana Ferreira
Our current Director, Riana Ferreira, is an esteemed businesswoman who started her career in 1994 when she entered into the debt collection industry. She has grown from strength to strength, and now has over 28 years industry experience.
Herewith a few of her accomplishments over the past years:
1998 – Appointed as member of the Council for Debt Collectors by the honourable Minister of Justice and constitutional Development – Dr PM Maduna MP in terms of section 3 (2) (b) (iii) the Debt Collectors Act, 114 of 1998 as the first woman representing the debt collectors industry for a term of three years. This is the most prestigious appointment for any debt collector.
1999 Chairperson – South African Council for Businesswomen (SACBW).
2000 – 2003 Regional Chairperson of the South African Council for Businesswomen (SACBW).
2000 – 2003 – Re-appointed – Dr PM Maduna MP for another term.
2003 – 2005 Member of the Board (SACBW).
2003 – 2006 – Re-appointed – Dr PM Maduna MP for another term.
2004 – Invitation as keynote speaker by The President of FENCA (The Federation of European Collection Associations) on “Trends and Developments in South Africa” at their international world congress held in Rome, Italy on 29th September 2004.
2005 – Riana was appointed to serve on the Board of ADRA (Association of Debt Recovery Agents) and became a member of the association.
2006 – 2009 – Re-appointed – Mrs BS Mabandla MP. Served on Disciplinary and Audit Committees.
2009 – Established Collect A Debt – Debt Recovery & Tracing Solutions.
2009 – 2013 – Re-appointed – Mr JT Radebe MP. Served on Disciplinary and Audit Committees.
2009 – Riana was appointed by Global Credit Solutions (Pty) Ltd (Australia) as the South African partner.
2011 – Finalist – Regional Business Achiever Award – Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa.
2017 – Winner in the category Entrepreneur by the Businesswomen’s Association BWA/Investec – Regional Business Achievers Awards.
2018 – Judge of the BWA/Investec Regional Business Achievers Awards.
2018 – 2019 – Mentor and sponsor of the Businesswomen’s Association’s Mentorship program for women in business.
2019 and ongoing – Member of the Nelson Mandela Business Chamber.
2021 – Mentoring start-up entrepreneurs to establish legal entities after COVID.
South African Council for Businesswomen (SACBW) Honorarium – Provincial and National Executive from 1999 to 2005
Special Recognition Award – Council for Debt Collectors
Riana is involved in various community projects and has received various community awards to name a few:
ACVV, Mother of Hope, ROPE (Reach out Port Elizabeth), Reach for a Dream Foundation, POPUP (People Upliftment Programme), Vistarus Missionary Centre, Sanitary Sisters to mention a few.
Council for Debt Collectors