DTC Botswana Names Board Members

DTC Botswana, a joint-company owned by the De Beers Group and the Republic of Botswana, has named new board member.

The Government of Botswana nominated the following members:

Linah Mohohlo, governor, Bank of Botswana; Athalia Molokomme, attorney general, Republic of Botswana; Kago Moshashane, deputy permanent secretary, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources; Kelapile Ndobano, deputy permanent secretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning; and Jacob Thamage, director of Mines, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. 

is to ensure alignment and delivery of shareholder objectives, including ensuring the sustainability of Botswana’s resources, widening industry skill base and developing employment opportunities.  DTC Botswana is paving the way for additional downstream activities from diamond manufacturing through to retailing.  It is hoped that the success of DTC Botswana will act as a catalyst to attract other international businesses to Botswana and that secondary business sectors, such as banking, IT and security, will also grow.

The De Beers nominees are:

Varda Shine, managing director, DTC; Sheila Khama, chief executive officer, De Beers Botswana; Mike Page, executive director, Finance, DTC; Paul Rowley, executive director, Rough Diamond Division, DTC; and Ellen Lamparter, executive director, Human Resources, DTC.

All appointments became effective, Sept. 4.

Under the lease agreement by the two organizations, the chairmanship of DTC Botswana will be held by De Beers for two years, after which period it will revert to the Government of Botswana in exchange for the chairmanship of Debswana. De Beers have therefore nominated Varda Shine to serve as chairman of DTC Botswana.


Newly appointed Board of Directors for Diamond Trading Company Botswana: 
L-R standing: Sheila Khama, Kelapile Ndobano, Mike Page, 
Paul Rowley, Kago Moshashane, Brian McDonald, Ellen Lamparter. 
L-R Seated: Athalia Molokomme, Varda Shine, Linah Mohohlo