Gem Diamonds today announced it has appointed Ms. Mazvi Maharasoa, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of Letšeng Diamonds from 2009 to 2017, as a non-executive director. Maharasoa has over 20 years' of senior management experience, more than 10 of which in the mining sector. Prior to her time as CEO of Letšeng Diamonds, she served as its resident director for two years. Ms. Maharasoa was also the founder and president of the Lesotho Chamber of Mines (2016). Prior to her involvement in the mining sector, she worked in the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Central Bank of Lesotho, where she was the senior legal counsel for each of these entities.
“We are delighted to welcome Mazvi Maharasoa to the Board of Gem Diamonds and are confident that her skills and experience in the fields of mining and resources and corporate governance will add great value to the Board,” said Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Chairman of Gem Diamonds. Her appointment will take effect immediately (from 1 July 2019).