Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the appointment of Ayesha Hira as their new Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, and has already prompted speculation among analysts in stating her primary responsibilities will be, "investigating strategic growth opportunities including mergers and acquisitions." It is unclear whether the M&A in mind are looking upstream to mines and exploration projects, or downstream to something else entirely.
Eira Thomas, President & CEO commented: "As a geologist turned banker, Ms. Hira injects important skills and experience into our business at the right time. She is ideally suited to leading an assessment of potential growth opportunities for Lucara going forward. She will also play an important role in strengthening our approach to corporate communications and shareholder relations for both Lucara and Clara." Ayesha Hira is an experienced executive who began her career as a Canadian geologist. Working initially in diamond, base metals and gold exploration, she transitioned to capital markets working with mining companies listed in North America, Australia, South Africa, UK and Europe, and dealing with a global buy side client base.