Mmleta Masire

Mmetla Masire was appointed Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) Managing Director in July 2021. Mr Mmetla Masire has over 30-year experience in the diamond industry and has held several senior positions in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. He joined ODC, from the Ministry of Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security where he served as Permanent Secretary and Mineral Sector Advisor. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Water Utilities Corporation. Some of the senior positions he has held include being the Debswana Group Engineering Manager, the Project Manager for the 90MW Power Station at Orapa, Technical Manager at De Beers Marine, General Manager at Orapa Mine, and Relocation & Opportunities Coordinator at Diamond Hub.
He was instrumental in relocating the De Beers diamonds sales to Botswana and in promoting the diamond Cutting and Polishing Industry in Botswana. Mr Masire holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electrical & Electronics from the University of Wales (UWIST). Mr Masire has served on several boards including De Beers, Debswana, Diamond Trading Company Botswana, Minerals Development Company Botswana, Botswana Tertiary Authority (now known as Botswana Qualifications Authority), and Human Resource Development Council to name a few.