MORUPULE COAL MINE APPOINTS MR EDWIN T. ELIAS AS GENERAL MANAGER
The Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) Board of Directors and staff welcome Mr Elias as the new General Manager with effect from 16 September 2021.
Mr Elias brings to MCM a wealth of experience spanning at least 20 years in the diamond mining industry of which he has served 13 years in the Executive Management of Debswana Diamond Company and the DeBeers Group.
Currently, he is the Group Head of Ore Processing/Metallurgy at Debswana Diamond Company. He previously held variousexecutive roles as Senior Manager– Ore Processing (Jwaneng Mine); Head of Maintenance and Process (DeBeers Canada – Victor Mine); Senior Manager – Ore Processing (Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines).
He is the Board Chairman of the Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI). He also serves on the DeBeers Technologies (DebTech) Technical Committee as a Debswana representative and as a Board member at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).
Mr Elias has served in several consultative forums within Debswana and the DeBeers Group including as Chairman of the Debswana Job Evaluation Committee(Union/Management Forum). He is also a distinguished member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum(CIM), and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).
Throughout his career, he has acquired competency skills in different critical areas including Technical and Strategic Insights; Business Excellence; Safety Excellence; Business Planning and Assurance; Leading People and Change; People Development and Stakeholder Management.
Mr Elias holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, Canada; a Bachelor of Science(Bsc.)– Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA and Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Certification from the London Business School, UK.
Please join us in wishing him all the best and success in his new role.