April 16, 2014 1:00 AM ET

Metals and Mining

Company Overview of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd

Company Overview

Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd. engages in mining, recovering, sorting, producing, marketing, and selling diamonds in Botswana. The company was formerly known as De Beers Botswana Mining Company and changed its name to Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd. in 1991. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Gaborone, Botswana with mining operations in Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane, and Damtshaa, Botswana. Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of The De Beers Group.

Debswana House

5th Floor

P O Box 329



Founded in 1969


267 361 4200


267 318 0778

Key Executives for Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd

Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director
Director and Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Botswana
Director and Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Group
Age: 57
Deputy Managing Director
Human Resources Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd Key Developments

Debswana Announces Executive Changes

The shareholders of Debswana have appointed Mr. Balisi Bonyongo, currently chief operations officer, to take over as the company's Managing Director from January 1, 2014. Mr. Bonyongo takes over from Mr. Jim Gowans who was appointed on a three-year contract with a mandate to optimise and position Debswana's operations for continued profitability and growth.

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