VANCOUVER, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ - (LUC – TSX, LUC – BSE, LUC – Nasdaq Stockholm) Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the promotion of Naseem Lahri, BCOM, FCCA to Managing Director of Boteti Mining (Pty) Ltd, Lucara's 100% owned subsidiary in Botswana, effective immediately.
Naseem Banu 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. Naseem has served as Boteti's CFO and Director since March 2013, responsible for Finance, Administration and Security. In her expanded role as Managing Director, Boteti, Naseem will have oversight in all aspects of the business and as a matter of priority, will be working closely with General Manager Johane Mchive, appointed in 2017, to help drive improved performance at the Karowe diamond mine.
Eira Thomas commented: "I am delighted to be welcoming Naseem into her new role as Managing Director of Boteti, the first woman and the first Motswana woman to serve in this capacity for a diamond company in Botswana. Naseem combines the skills, experience and depth of knowledge to ably lead our business interests in Botswana, and I am confident that under her stewardship, the maximum, long term value of our Karowe diamond mine will be realized, to the benefit of all stakeholders."
On behalf of the Board,
Chief Executive Officer