Ayesha Hira Is Lucara’s New VP of Corporate Development and Strategy
Ayesha Hira Is Lucara’s New VP of Corporate Development and Strategy.Lucara Diamond Corp. has appointed Ayesha Hira as its Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Her appointment comes with immediate effect. She will be responsible to scout for strategic growth opportunities including mergers and acquisitions and assist Lucara’s CEO – Eira Thomas with corporate communications and shareholder relations.
Eira Thomas, President & CEO, Lucara Diamond Corp. noted Ms. Hira brings key experience and skills to the company at the right time. “She is ideally suited to leading an assessment of potential growth opportunities for Lucara going forward. She will also play an important role in strengthening our approach to corporate communications and shareholder relations for both Lucara and Clara.”
Ayesha Hira initially took to be a geologist in her career. She began working in diamond, base metals and gold exploration. She further moved to capital markets handling a global buy side client base working with mining companies listed in North America, Australia, South Africa, UK and Europe.
Lucara is a leading independent producer of large exceptional quality Type IIa diamonds from its 100% owned Karowe Mine in Botswana. The Company has an experienced board and management team with extensive diamond development and operations expertise. The Company operates transparently and in accordance with international best practices in the areas of sustainability, health and safety, environment and community relations.
Lucara was incorporated by Articles of Incorporation on July 31, 1981, under the laws of the State of Colorado, USA as “Le/O Oil & Gas, Inc.” and subsequently changed its name to “Le/O Enterprises, Inc.” on June 3, 1986. In November 1986, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Tellis Gold Mining Company, a Colorado corporation. In December 1986, the Company merged with its then wholly-owned subsidiary, Tellis Gold Mining Company, and changed its name to “Tellis Gold Mining Company, Inc.”. On January 18, 2002, the Company changed its name to “Bannockburn Resources, Inc.”. On April 2, 2004, the Company changed its name to “Bannockburn Resources Limited” and consolidated its then outstanding share capital on a four for one basis. On February 25, 2004 the Company domesticated into the State of Wyoming and on August 12, 2004, continued from the State of Wyoming into the Province of British Columbia under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). To more fully reflect the new direction and focus of the Company, a name change from Bannockburn Resources Limited to Lucara Diamond Corp. was put into effect on August 14, 2007 and commenced trading on the CNQ Exchange under the symbol “LUCA”. In addition, effective as of the same date, the Company’s share capital was subdivided on a five (new) for one (old) basis.