Miner Lucara Diamond Corp. has appointed Ayesha Hira as vice president of corporate development and strategy.
In her new role, Hira will investigate growth opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, and assist the CEO with corporate communications and shareholder relations.
Hira began her career as a geologist in Canada, working in diamond, base metal, and gold exploration. She eventually transitioned to capital markets, working with listed mining companies.
“As a geologist turned banker, Hira is ideally suited to leading an assessment of potential growth opportunities for Lucara going forward,” said Lucara president and CEO Eira Thomas in a statement.
Lucara appointed veteran mining executive Thomas as CEO in February, the same time the company announced it was purchasing the rough-diamond blockchain company Clara.