Our Team

Idea Kufahakurambwi

General Manager

Mr. Idea Kufahakurambwi is a Mechanical Engineer (PR Eng) with 18 years experience in Operations Management and implementation of Mining and Mineral Processing Projects. He has worked with various international companies including Riotinto (Zimbabwe), Hatch Africa, Aveng and Fluor SA, occupying several roles in Engineering and Project management. He has worked on several projects including projects for Modikwa (Anglo Platinum), Mopani Copper Mine (Zambia), Moma/Kenmare (Mozambique), Medupi’s Grootegeluk (Lephalale, SA), Debswana’s Letlhakane (Botswana) and Palabora Mining Company (SA).

Email: idea.kufahakurambwi@namekara.com
Mobile: +256 785687705/ +27 79 8309735

Ronald Shikuku

Finance & Administration Manager

Qualifications: BBS, CPA (U), MBA

Mr. Shikuku is a qualified accountant who has over 17 years’ experience in mine finance and accounting covering managing management accounts, tax planning, regulatory requirements and both internal and external auditing in mining industry.

Email: ronald.shikuku@namekara.com
Phone: +256 789 363 722/ +256 702 382 250

Fred Butia

Logistics Manager Qualifications: B.Bus Administration

Mr Butia is a qualified accountant with 7 years’ experience in mine logistics planning and execution for vermiculite exports in east Africa.

Email: fred.butia@namekara.com

Phone: +256 776 330 021

Mr. Luca Bechis

Chairman

Mr Bechis has extensive experience in international finance and international capital markets with 25 years’ experience.

Mr. Luca Bechis is the Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, and Advisor at Richmond Partners Master Ltd. He previously served as its Director and founded the firm in 2004. Luca served as a Partner at Egerton Capital Limited from 1997 to 2004 and as senior analyst at Cazenove & Co in London from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Bechis currently serves as executive Chairman of HAMC, a Mozambican company mining Tantalum and exploring for lithium. He was an Independent Director at Novo Resources Corp. from November 2014 until October 2017.

Hans Hansen

Sales Agent

pearlofafrica1@gmail.com

sales@namekara.com

Tel: +447564540893