The DPI Leadership Series is back with its second webinar on Thursday 10 September 2020. Peter Bryant will be interviewing Sheila Khama, former Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Botswana, and a renowned leader in the resources sector known for her direct and incisive approach to tough challenges. Sheila currently serves as a Director on the boards of Tullow Oil and the Development Partner Institute, and her full profile can be found below. Their conversation will explore mining as a catalyst for development and prosperity, the increasing prominence of ESG, and how to restore the ‘triangle of trust’ between communities, governments and mining companies, and promises to be unmissable.
7 – 8am London | 8 – 9am Pretoria & Gabarone | 2- 3 pm Perth | 4 – 5pm Sydney
About Sheila Khama
Sheila brings a wealth of executive experience in the banking and natural resources sectors across Africa from a distinguished 40-year career in high-profile business and advisory roles. Sheila spent eight years as group secretary at Anglo American, Botswana, before joining the First National Bank of Botswana as a marketing and communications executive. In 2005, Sheila returned to the Anglo American–De Beers Group to become chief executive officer of De Beers, Botswana. From 2010, Sheila moved to Accra, Ghana, to spend three years as director of the extractives advisory programme at the African Centre for Economic Transformation, an economic policy unit that supports the long-term growth and transformation of African countries. In 2013, Sheila took up a position as director of the Natural Resources Centre at the African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, before becoming a policy adviser at the World Bank in Washington in 2016. In both roles Sheila advised host governments on sustainable development policies for natural resources. During this time she also represented the African Development Bank as an observer on the international board of directors of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Sheila holds a BA from the University of Botswana and an MBA from the Edinburgh University Business School. In addition to her role as a non-executive director of the Development Partner Institute, Sheila is currently a member of the Advisory Panel of LafargeHolcim, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Advisory Board of the Centre for Sustainable Development Investment, Columbia University and the audit committee of the United Nations Office of Operations. She is also a non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc.