Dr Khaulani Fichani is a Lecturer in Mining & Mineral Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Botswana. He has over 25 years’ experience in the mining sector with the bulk of these at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources where he rose to the rank of Chief Minerals Officer. He also worked as Principal Mining Economist with the De Beers Group Services in Johannesburg.
Dr. Fichani holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics from West Virginia University, an MS in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has the following professional memberships: Professional Eng. (Mining and Mineral Engineering) registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB); member of the Botswana Institution of Engineers (BIE), and charter member of the Mineral Economics and Management Society.
He is currently serving in ERB committees (Professional assessment, and Standards and Professional Practice). Dr. Fichani has served as a Director in the Board of BCL Limited, where he was Chair for a brief period, the Okavango Diamond Company (REMCO Chair). Currently he is in the Board of the Botswana National Sports Commission.
Dr. Fichani is also a consultant in the mining industry and has done work for local, regional and continental clients in areas of mining economics, industrial minerals, and mining policy.
Undergraduate supervision of Final Year Projects MIP514 Prject I and MIP524 Project II