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Lucara Botswana Management Team


Managing Director, Lucara Botswana (Pty) Ltd.

Ms. Lahri is an accomplished Professional Accountant with a Masters in Strategic Management (BCOM, FCCA), with more than 17 years' experience in the mining industry, including 10 years within Corporate Finance at Debswana at the senior management level. She has also served as a board member in the Debswana Pension Fund, Botswana Accountancy College, and Pula Medical Aid. She currently serves as a director on the board of First National Bank declared the leading bank in Botswana. Ms. Lahri has served as Boteti's CFO and Director since March 2013, responsible for Finance, Administration, and Security. In May 2018 she was promoted to Managing Director, being the first woman and the first Motswana woman to serve in this capacity for a diamond mining company in Botswana. 

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Chief Finance Officer, Lucara Botswana (Pty) Ltd.

Ms. Maoketsa is a professional accountant (FCCA) with 14 years of post-qualification experience, eight in the Big 4 International Audit firms from Audit Trainee to Audit Manager in various industries but with emphasis on Mining and Financial Services. Ms. Maoketsa joined the Company in June 2014 as the Finance Manager, working in Compliance & Reporting involved in ensuring Financial Reporting in compliance with Intl Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Risk Management, Business Continuity, Tax Compliance, Internal Controls, Budgeting/Forecasting, and Project Management. Ms. Maoketsa assumed the role of CFO in May 2018. 

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General Manager, Karowe Mine

Mr. Mchive is a mining engineer, holding a BSc Hons Degree, with just over 20 years of extensive experience in mining. Prior to his appointment as the General Manager of the Karowe Mine in 2017, he had served as the Assistant General Manager of Debswana’s Orapa and Letlhakane Mines on a temporary appointment basis. Mr. Mchive has the unique experience of having started a mine from a Greenfield project to a steady state mining entity, as he is the first Mine Manager for the Karowe Mine. He has participated and led Management and Mining Workers Union Consultative and Negotiation Committees and has served as a Management Spokesperson.

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