Sheila Khama


Sheila Khama serves as Director of Africa Natural Resources Centre at African Development Bank.

Khama served as the Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Botswana and Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd.

Khama joined the Anglo American Corporation subsidiary in Botswana as Group Secretary in 1994.

She served in this capacity for eight years.

As compliance officer she provided services to up to 20 Anglo American Corporation and De Beers Group subsidiaries in Botswana until the executive management of the Group was separated in 1998 when she transferred to De Beers Botswana.

During a three year absence between 2002 and 2005, Khama worked as a member of the executive team of First National Bank of Botswana Ltd responsible for Marketing and Communication.

She serves as a Non-executive Director of De Beers Botswana, De Beers Prospecting Botswana, Botswana Diamond Valuing Company, Botswana Ash (Pty) Ltd, Gope Exploration Company and Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd.

She served as a Director of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd.

Khama obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Botswana and completed an MBA degree at the University of Edinburgh.


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