Shabtay E. Vogel
President, The New Israel Club for Commerce in Diamonds
Shabtay E. Vogel is the founder of Dor Diamonds (S.E. Vogel) Ltd, a company jointly owned with his wife Suzy. The firm was named after their daughter Danielle and his son Ory, the latter who joined the company in 2002.
Vogel was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1951, and is a graduate of the acclaimed Hebrew Reali School in Haifa. In 1976, he joined the diamond trade and throughout the years accumulated extensive experience in the diamond business, from manufacturing to wholesaling. He owns a diamond factory located in the heart of Ramat Gan's diamond centre.
At the same time that he joined the diamond trade, he became a member of "Etgar, The New Israel Club for Commerce in Diamonds." Vogel was elected to the board of directors of Etgar in 1988, and became president in 1995, a position he continues to hold to this day.
Vogel is a member of the Trade and Promotion Committee of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and in Israel was active in the establishment of the Kimberly Process, which was established to curb trade in conflict diamonds.