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Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Sheila Khama of the World Bank
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
201 International Center
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Topic: The challenges of joint ventures between African governments and multinationals.

As Lead Mining Specialist for the World Bank's Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, Ms. Khama is responsible for a variety of programs in mineral, oil and gas sectors. She is responsible for the mineral, oil and gas governance cluster. Previously, she led teams of specialists advising governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia as well as South Asia. She oversees the management of the Extractives Global Programmatic Support Trust Fund. She represents the Bank as an observer on the International Board of the EITI.

Ms. Khama joined the World Bank after serving as Director of the African Natural Resources Center at the African Development Bank (AfDB). In that role she helped African countries improve their development outcomes from natural resources. Prior to joining AfDB, Ms. Khama worked as Corporate Secretary for twenty subsidiaries of the Anglo American Corporation and De Beers Group. She was the CEO of De Beers Botswana serving on several corporate boards, including Debswana, the world's largest gem diamond producer by value. Ms. Khama is a citizen of Botswana and holds an MBA from Edinburgh University Business School.