Director, Extractive Resources Services
Sheila Khama’s primary responsibility is to give strategic direction to the provision of extractive resources advisory services to sub-Saharan governments in the regulation and the management of mineral, oil and gas resources. Through the implementation of country interventions and targeted analytical work, the program is intended to contribute towards ACET’s vision to be a driving force in removing institutional and policy barriers to the successful exploitation of Africa’s natural resources.
Sheila has extensive work experience in both the private and public sector in Botswana and internationally. Sheila has 13 years of experience in the mining sector, starting as the compliance officer for up to 20 subsidiaries of the then Anglo American Corporation and De Beers Group in Botswana These companies covered the entire industry value chain and a range of minerals .including base metals fossil fuels and precious stones. In her most recent assignment in the sector she served as the Chief Executive of De Beers Botswana between July 2005 and March 2010. As the senior most executive of the Botswana’s largest investor, she also served as a non-executive director of several companies including Debswana Diamond Company which contributes 60% De Beers’ diamond stocks.
She holds an MBA degree from the Edinburgh University Business School in Scotland and a BA from the University of Botswana.