Debswana Managing Director Albert Milton passed away suddenly after falling ill in Johannesburg. He was admitted to hospital on August 15 but passed away the next morning.
Milton was appointed Managing Director of Debswana, the equal ownership joint venture between the Government of Botswana and De Beers as well as the De Beers Group Executive Committee in December 2018.
He joined Debswana in 1992 and held various positions throughout his career across the company’s mining operations and in leadership positions. He was appointed General Manager of Jwaneng Mine in 2013 and held posts as Project Manager at Venetia Mine in South Africa and as General Manager at Morupule Coal Mine in Botswana from 2008 to 2013.
Lynette Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer, Debswana, is serving as Acting Managing Director at Debswana with immediate effect.