Marcus ter Haar Joins DEF Board



He is the deputy managing director of the Okavango Diamond Co.

Marcus ter Haar, the deputy managing director of the Okavango Diamond Co., has joined the board of directors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF).

He has been in the diamond industry for 12 years and has held senior positions with De Beers London, Debswana, and DTC Botswana.

“Marcus is a fabulous addition to our global board of directors,” said DEF board president Phyllis Bergman in a statement. “He truly epitomizes how ‘Diamonds Do Good.’ ”

Ter Haar has also served on the board of the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and the Board of Wilderness Holdings.

“I am thrilled to be working with the Diamond Empowerment Fund and to help consolidate and grow its mission,” said Ter Haar. “Never has there been a more important time for our industry to reenforce the message to consumers, especially the millennial consumer, that Diamonds Do Good.”

From left: Marcus ter Haar, Raven Carey-James, Nancy Orem Lyman, and Benjamin Chavis (photo courtesy of DEF)