Hans Smith "gained his mining and industrial experience at Ochta Diamonds, Gencor and Genmin. He then joined Iscor Limited and was appointed chief executive and managing director, subsequently becoming the executive chairman. Mr. Smith served as non-executive chairman of Kumba Resources. He has served on the board of Western Areas. He also served as Chairman of Business South Africa, Immediate Past Chairman of Business South Africa, trustee of Business South Africa, trustee and council member of the South Africa Foundation, director and member of the executive committee of the International Iron and Steel Institute, and chairman of the South African Iron and Steel Institute. Mr Smith graduated with a BSc. (Eng Metallurgy) from the University of Pretoria and a BSc. (Mining Engineering) from the University of Witwatesrand. He has also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Market Research and Advertising from the University of South Africa. In addition, he has also attended the Senior Management Programme at Harvard University." 
- Chair, Namakwa Diamonds
Resources and articles
- Directors, Namakwa Diamonds, accessed February 24, 2010.