I Hennig & Co this week announced that Jamie Mordaunt will be joining its Botswana management team, where he will play an integral part in its development.
Mordaunt, who is well known to many of Hennig’s clients from his previous career at De Beers, brings with him a wealth of experience in client and project management.
Arik Sela, Hennig’s Managing Director, said the company was happy to see Jamie joining the team as they substantially increase ‘our activities in Southern Africa, and particularly in Botswana’.
“Hennig was the first broker to open an office in Botswana, and this is another significant step which solidifies our on-going commitment to support the development of the Botswana diamond industry,” said Sela.
Jamie will relocate to Gaborone to join Tshebetso Kgatlwane, our well established local representative, in leading Hennig’s expansion plans in Botswana.
“This will ensure we are well prepared to meet all our clients’ needs ahead of the Sights scheduled to begin in Botswana at the end of 2013. This appointment is part of our expansion plans for the transformation of our Botswana office into a major hub,” Sela added.
Jamie earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and went on to spend thirteen years working for De Beers.
His career at De Beers included extensive hands-on experience with diamonds, both Rough and Polished, covering the full pipeline.
The pipeline started from Rough sorting, through preparing in Israel and India and polishing in Belgium, Thailand, Namibia and Botswana, all the way to the DTC’s Sales Department, where he was involved in Sightholder client management. In addition, Jamie was part of the management team responsible for the launch of ‘Forevermark’ in Hong Kong, China, Japan and India.
Tshebetso Kgatlwane, who heads Hennig Botswana, adds, “Jamie’s vast experience, together with his previous exposure to Botswana, and his established relationships with clients and DTC, means he will be able to contribute from day one, and I am pleased to have him on board.”