The Namdeb Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Riaan Burger as Namdeb Diamond Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Burger, who replaces Inge Zamwaami-Kamwi, is a mechanical engineer by profession and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
According to a statement issued by the company, Burger has been with Namdeb for 22 years and has extensive experience ranging from general management, leading long term strategic projects, developing new mining methods as well as leading change.
Prior to this appointment, Burger was the Chief Operating Officer of Namdeb since November 2011.
He assumes the role of CEO at a time when Namdeb faces tremendous challenges.
The Namdeb Board of Directors called on all stakeholders to rally behind the new boss as he takes on his new role.