Celebrating Namdeb Gems: Building on a Shiny Legacy


Pauline Thomas-Kahupi shares her story of embracing a lifetime of positive impact inspired by Namdeb’s ‘shiny stones’.

Pauline places her primary focus on seamlessly connecting the crucial new intersections between external brand positioning, internal cultural integrity, and alignment, while also striving to build a net positive corporate legacy for the organization. She has worked at a senior managerial level within the fields of HR, Public Relations, Branding and Sustainability, with over 18 years of managerial duties for Namdeb. In 2019 she was afforded an opportunity by Namdeb to join the De Beers UK Corporate Affairs team for two years on secondment as the Building Forever Programme Manager – a sustainability framework for De Beers Group. She returned to Namdeb in 2021 as the company’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Impact. Pauline achieved Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (PRISA) status in 2017 and is currently a full scholarship candidate for an Executive MBA, Class of September 2024. She is fuelled by two beliefs that keep her energised: – “Life is a journey – not a destination” and “to live a creative life we must lose the fear of being wrong”.

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