Saturday, May 8, 2021

Debswana board changes as Oppenheimer goes out

Debswana Diamond Company on Friday announced some changes in the composition of the company’s Board of Directors.

Nicky Oppenheimer stepped down as Deputy Chairman and Director after conclusion of Anglo American Corporation’s acquisition of the Oppenheimer Family’s interest in De Beers.

Subsequently, the following Board appointments have been made at the behest of the De Beers Shareholder (Delibes Holdings Limited).

Brian Richard Beamish (Anglo Group Director ÔÇô Mining & Technology) has been appointed as Director.
Philippe Mellier has been appointed as Deputy Board Chairman

Brian Richard Beamish (55) BSc (Mechanical Engineering) Brian was appointed Group Director: Mining and Technology of Anglo American plc in October 2009.

He is a member of the Anglo American Safety and Sustainable Development Committee and of the Investment, Group Management and Executive committees. Brian has more than 30 years of mining-industry experience in multiple commodities and geographies. Brian spent over 20 years at Anglo American Platinum Limited. He was its Operations Director between 1996 and 1999 and its Chief Executive: Base Metals between 2007 and 2009.

After these changes, the composition of the Debswana Board is as follows: E M Molale ÔÇô Board Chairman, P J C Mellier ÔÇô Deputy Board Chairman, J K Gowans ÔÇô Managing Director, B R Beamish, Mr S H Brennan, B A Cleaver, L K Mohohlo, A L Molokomme, D N Moroka, G Mostyn, B B Paya, S M Sekwakwa and L R Smart.

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