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Jacob Thamage

Coordinator, Botswana Diamond Hub

Jacob Thamage is the Coordinator of the Botswana Diamond Hub, where he leads the development of diamond beneficiation and related processing activities in Botswana.

Prior to this, Jacob held several positions in Botswana’s Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, including working as Chief Mining Engineer, the Director of Mineral Affairs, the Director of Mines Operations, and Deputy Permanent Secretary. Jacob serves on the boards of the Botswana Innovation Hub, Tati Nickel Mining Company and Botswana Ash.  He was previously on the boards of Okavango Diamond Company, Debswana Mining Company and Botswana Diamond Valuing Company.

He holds a BA in Engineering (Mining) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and an MBA from the Netherlands School of Business.