Nicky Oppenheimer

Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire businessman. He was formerly the Chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former Deputy Chairman of Anglo American. He is the third richest man in Africa.

Oppenheimer joined Anglo American in 1968, was appointed a Director in 1974, then became Deputy Chairman in 1983. He resigned in 2001, remaining a non-executive Director until 2011.

He was appointed Deputy Chairman of the then Central Selling Organisation (now Diamond Trading Company) in 1984, and Deputy Chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1985. He was also appointed Chairman of the Diamond Trading Company in 1985. Chairman of the De Beers Group from 1998 to 2012, he retired when the family stake was sold to Anglo American.

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