Burger was appointed Executive Head of Technical - De Beers Group, in January 2017.
Skills and Experience
Burger started his career in the aerospace industry and joined the mining industry in 1993. He has spent most of his career in the design, construction and services of diamond processing plants, technology development, marine mining, exploration, contractor mining and construction, and strategic and business planning. He worked on projects and operations in Africa and North- and South America, including more than 20 years in various roles in De Beers.
He currently serves on the boards of; De Beers Marine, Debmarine Namibia, Namdeb, Debswana and DBCM.
He holds a Master's degree in Engineering (Cum Laude) from Stellenbosch University, where he also serves on Engineering's Industry Advisory Board and he completed the Gordon Institute of Business Science executive development programme.