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Posted: 11 Jul, 2017

Varda Shine is a non-executive director, CEOs mentor and Diamond & Business Advisor. Over a 30-year career in the diamond industry with De Beers (leading to CEO position at De Beers Trading Company, De Beers mid-stream business with an annual turnover of approximately $6bn), Varda developed a wealth of experience and expertise. She also successfully completed the multibillion dollar relocation of sales operations from London to Botswana in what was one of the largest ever transfers of economic activity from the northern to the southern hemisphere.

Her career now includes Non-executive director at Lonmin PLC; Board member of the Mineral Development Company Botswana; a board member at Sarine Technologies; a Trustee of the Teenage Cancer Trust and A board member on Diamond Empowerment Fund.

She enjoys being an executive mentor at Merryck & Co. (working with FTSE 100 Exces) and is CEO of her own company, Sky Ink, which helps take businesses from concept development through to execution and commercialisation.

Her business contact base includes India, HK, Europe, USA, Israel, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Driven by values and a commercial skill set, Varda focuses on impacting change aiming to improve people, businesses and nations.


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