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Gem Diamonds appoints new non-executive director

01 july 2019

news_01072019_Mazvi.pngGem Diamonds, which owns the Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, has appointed Mazvi Maharasoa as a non-executive director with effect from today (1 July).
She has more than 20 years of senior management experience of which 10 years were spent in the mining sector with her appointment as the chief executive of Letšeng Diamonds from 2009 to 2017.
Maharasoa also worked in the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Central Bank of Lesotho, where she was the senior legal counsel for each of these entities.
"We are delighted to welcome Mazvi Maharasoa to the Board of Gem Diamonds and are confident that her skills and experience in the fields of mining and resources and corporate governance will add great value to the Board,” said company chairperson Harry Kenyon-Slaney.
Gem Diamonds recently sold its mothballed Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana to Pro Civil so it can focus on the Letšeng mine.
The company recovered 15 diamonds greater than 100 carats in 2018, a record for a single calendar year.  
It also produced 126,875 carats at Letšeng in 2018 compared with 111,811 carats in 2017.  

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished