The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) said in a press release that RZ Murowa Holdings Ltd., majority owner of Murowa Diamonds Private Ltd., which in turn operates the Murowa diamond mine in Zimbabwe, has joined the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) as of July 1.
The Murowa mine was purchased from Rio Tinto in 2015 and expanded significantly under its new leadership. Murowa Diamonds COO Manit Shah will join the DPA board of directors this month. Shah has considerable experience driving business performance and managing international operations, the DPA said.
DPA Chief Executive Jean-Marc Lieberherr said, “We are delighted to welcome RZ Murowa to the DPA and Manit to our board of directors. The DPA will continue to play a vitally important role in the future of the diamond industry and broadening our representation and geographic reach will help ensure we maximise the positive impact we can have for the sector as a whole. We look forward to working closely with Manit and his colleagues at RZ Murowa”.
Shah commented, “Joining the DPA is an important milestone in the life of RZ Murowa Holdings Ltd. and a recognition of the work we are doing to operate our assets responsibly and sustainably. I am very pleased to join such a distinguished board of directors and will do my best to contribute to the essential work the DPA is doing for our industry.”