Sheila Khama, Board Mentor, Criticaleye

Sheila Khama

Board Mentor


Sheila Khama is a non-executive director of listed companies, an independent mineral and oil and gas policy advisor, author and podcast host with more than two decades’ work experience in extractives.

Sheila is a non-executive director of Tullow Oil - a FTSE 250 company, The Metals Company listed on the NASDAQ and the Chair of the Audit Committee of the UN Office of Operations.

She is a former CEO of De Beers Botswana and served as a non-executive director of several companies, including Debswana - the world’s largest producer of gem diamonds by value.

As a former compliance officer for 20 subsidiaries of Anglo American Corporation and De Beers groups in Botswana, Sheila worked for the World Bank and African Development Bank’s mineral, oil and gas policy advisory units, leading teams of experts advising governments in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.

She served on Advisory Boards and Committees at Oxford University’s Natural Resources Charter, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Sheila has served on Sustainability Panels of AngloGold Ashanti plc and LafargeHolcim SA, and is a citizen of Botswana, where she resides. She has also lived in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, the UK and the USA. She holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

Royal London Group LDC Robert Walters Redwood Bank Eton Bridge Partners Cognizant Lightsource bp Bunzl plc Google Drax Group plc Mayborn Group EY Hong Kong Amazon UK Accenture Veolia Water Technologies Jamieson Corporate Finance E.ON UK AntWorks Tullow Oil plc London Stock Exchange Legal & General Investment Management GlaxoSmithKline plc Workday