Podcast Episode: James AH. Campbell

In this episode, Paul talks to well-known diamond industry veteran James AH. Campbell, currently the managing director of Botswana Diamonds, a diamond exploration and development company with assets in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The conversation starts off with James talking about the early days in his career and about his experience working directly for Nicky Oppenheimer, the famed businessman and son of Harry Oppenheimer. The two then discuss the current state of the diamond exploration business. James provides some words of wisdom to young geologists and explains how exploring for diamonds differs across regions. Paul then asks James about Botswana Diamonds’ tentative plans for the Ghaghoo mine, which the company is currently in the process of acquiring a stake in. The conversation then briefly switches to ballet as James’ describes his bout as Chairman of the Joburg Ballet, the largest ballet company in Africa. The episode concludes with James providing a poetic glimpse of his recent travels touring Tanzania, including a stop at the Serengeti National Park, home to largest annual animal migration in the world.
This podcast can be streamed below but is also available for download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Please share and subscribe!
Hosted by: Paul ZimniskyGuest: James AH. CampbellGuest plug: www.botswanadiamonds.co.ukDate recorded: October 22, 2021Date published: October 29, 2021Length: 37:30
More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report can be found here.
Disclaimer: Please note that the contents of this podcast includes observations and opinions and the information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Paul Zimnisky and the guest does not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this content. Third party use of the content is only permitted with permission.