Slide SHEILA KHAMA
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  • PUBLICATIONS

    I have embarked upon new chapter of my life: I am writer. Presently I am working on three books concurrently.

  • INTERESTS

    I revel in the world’s remarkable natural wonders, the creative arts range from rugs, basketry, fashion and jewelry design

I am an independent consultant and non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc. In 2020, I founded SK Resources Consulting, a firm with an Africa focus that advises governments and investors on governance and policy reform in mineral, oil and gas industries.
The bulk of my experience is in commercial aspects of the mining business, mineral policy frameworks, governance and sustainable development.
For nearly ten years, I worked as an extractive policy adviser to African governments, first at the African Development Bank, and then to Southern African, Latin American and South Asian governments at the World Bank. Through my work in these two institutions and in the private sector, I understand development challenges, emerging markets business environments and partnerships between governments and private investors. I volunteer time with UN agencies through the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networks and the United Nations Office of Operations.
I write in my spare time and recently self-published a book on corporate governance of mineral, oil and gas companies.
I am currently working on my memoirs from my time as CEO of De Beers Botswana and on a book on the history of the diamond industry in that country. I have lived in Ghana, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, the UK and the US. I enjoy the arts and nature and visit Botswana’s Okavango Delta and other natural wonders of the world whenever I can.