The Board of the Directors of Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) has appointed Mr Sedireng Serumola to the position of Managing Director. Serumola has over 20 years of experience in mining, diamond processing and project management gained in government and the private sector.
Serumola joins DTCB from Debswana-Jwaneng Mine where he was recently appointed to the position of Assistant General Manager. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering (Mineral Processing Option) from Queen’s University in Canada and an MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Cape Town. Serumola started his mining career with the Department of Mines in 1996 before joining Geoflux Consulting Engineers in 2002 as a Process Engineer. He joined Debswana – Jwaneng Mine in 2004 and has made significant contribution to the success of Jwaneng Mine, both from a leadership and technical perspective.
One of his notable contributions in 2008, was in improving diamond cleaning processes at Jwaneng
Mine during the time that the then BDVC was transitioning to Diamond Trading Company Botswana.
Between 2013 and 2018, Serumola held the position of Senior Ore Processing Manager in the Ore Processing department where he led a diverse team of engineers and metallurgists to achieve excellent results in operation and maintenance of all the diamond processing plants at Jwaneng Mine. In 2015, Serumola led a cross-functional team to develop and launch a new behavioural safety program called Remmogo which is anchored on safety leadership, risk management, near hit reporting & closure, and learning from incidents. Through his energy and focused engagement on Jwaneng Mine employees and business partners, he has influenced a positive safety culture that embodies a sense of ownership and genuine care for people. As Assistant General Manager, his primary responsibilities were in leading people, safety, production (Mining, Processing, MRM and Engineering) and business intelligence. Key to these deliverables was championing the Trade Union-Management consultative forum at Jwaneng Mine and various company levels. Serumola has successfully transitioned Cut 8 from Contractor to Owner Mining and commissioned Cut 9 mining.
Serumola has also undergone several leadership development programs including the prestigious
Executing Strategy for Results from the London Business School. Serumola is married to Francinah Tjitjindua and they have two children.