DeBeers is the worlds largest diamond supplier, operating 50% of the mines in the world, and purchasing 80% of all diamonds sold on the open market.
It has mines in Botswana, Namibia, Canada, Russia, and Tanzania. The company is owned by South African resources giant Anglo American (45%), the Oppenheimer family (40%) and the Government of Botswana (15%). 
- Nicholas F. (Nicky) Oppenheimer, Chairman
- Jonathan M. E. Oppenheimer, Executive Director, De Beers s.a.
- Gareth P. H. Penny, Managing Director, De Beers Group and Director
Accessed November 2007: 
- Mark Berry
- Stuart Brown
- Cynthia Carroll
- Robin Crawford
- David de Rothschild
- Joseph IIta
- Chips Keswick
- Rene Medori
- Anthony Oppenheimer
- Gary Ralfe
- Julian Ogilvie Thompson
- Akolang Tombale
- Serwalo Tumelo
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- James Andrew Hartley Campbell - former chair
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- "De Beers pleads guilty in price fixing case", MSNBC, July 13, 2004.
- Sarah Robertson, "MS&L helps DTC with â??integrityâ?? campaign", PR Week, May 13, 2005. (Sub req'd).
- "Diamond Giant De Beers Opens First U.S. Store Amid Protests Over Eviction of Bushmen in Botswana", Democracy Now!, June 23, 2005.
- "Judge Approves De Beers Diamond Pricing Settlement", ConsumerAffairs.com, June 1, 2008.
- Laurie Flynn, "Namibia: Exposing The Corrupt Practices Of The De Beers Diamond Cartel", Znet, June 12, 2008.
- Janine Roberts, Glitter and Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel (Disinformation, 2007). (Great background on De Beer's and Maurice.)
- Website, Kimberley Process, accessed June 2008.