Dieter Hahn

Dieter Hahn
Treasurer General, World Federation of Diamond Bourses

Dieter Hahn is the owner of Philipp Hahn Sons (Ph. Hahn Söhne), the oldest diamond manufacturing company in Germany. He is a member of the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the diamond business.

Hahn has served in public functions for more than 40 years. From 1963, he was the German delegate to the International Diamond Manufacturing Association (IDMA), serving as IDMA’s Treasurer General from 1978 to 1988. In 1988, he received the title of Honorary Member of IDMA, following 25 years of service.

Mr. Hahn was elected to the board of directors of the Diamant-und Edelsteinbörse Idar-Oberstein, Bourses in 1973. He was elected as its vice president in 1982 and served as its president from 1988 to 2003. For the past 13 years, Dieter Hahn has served as Treasurer General of the WFDB and a member of the federation’s Executive Committee.

On a national level, from 1978 to 2002, Mr. Hahn served as a member of the board of the German Federal Association of the Gemstone and Diamond Industry and as a member of its Executive Committee.

From 1989to 1995, Mr. Hahn served as chairman of the supervisory board of the Intergem Trade Fair in Idar-Oberstein, and he continues to serve as its deputy chairman to this day. He also serves as chairman of the Trade Advisory Board of the Inhorgenta Trade Fair in Munich.

Mr. Hahn was the recipient of the following national honors and medals of distinction: The Officers Cross of the Merits of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Cross of the Merits of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, and the Gold Medal of Honor of the County of Birkenfeld  (the county seat for Idar-Oberstein).