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Interview with Varda Shine, Chair of the Board of Directors, Petra Diamonds

Varda-Shine

Q. In addition to your role as Chair of Petra Diamonds, you serve on other corporate boards. What are your current positions in the diamond industry?                                        My current portfolio in the diamond industry includes holding the position of Chair at Petra Diamonds PLC and being a Lead Director (and Remuneration Committee chair) at Sarine Technologies. … Read more

Interview with Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Kimberley Process and Executive Chairman of the DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Q. This is your second term as Chair of the KP. How will this term differ from your first in 2016? As Kimberley Process Chair for 2024 my focus will be very clear: to solidify the KP’s ability to operate autonomously and with greater efficiency.  We are driving forward a ‘year of delivery’ for the … Read more

Interview with Luigi Cosma, President, Borsa Diamanti D’Italia

Luigi Cosma

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I’m a third-generation diamond dealer and I hold the position of President of Borsa Diamanti d’Italia, the Italian Diamond Exchange. My grandfather started to deal with polished diamonds in 1926. In the same year, together with other traders, he was one … Read more

Interview with Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO)

Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri

Q. What is CIBJO’s role in the international gem and jewelry industries? GAETANO CAVALIERI: CIBJO, or the World Jewellery Confederation, is the primary international jewelry, gemstone and precious metals association, representing the interests of all individuals, organizations and companies earning their livelihoods from the mining, processing, manufacturing and trade of these products. We cover the … Read more

Interview with Thierry Polakiewicz, President of Diamond Club of Antwerp

Thierry-Polakiewicz

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am a fourth-generation diamond dealer and have run my own company called BEDIMEX BV since 1994. My daughter Olivia recently joined the business after having worked for some time in consulting for Deloitte. We are exclusively active in polished diamonds … Read more

Interview with Michio Iwasaki, Chairman of Tokyo Diamond Exchange.

Michio Iwasaki

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? As Chairman of the Tokyo Diamond Exchange, I am responsible for heading the organization. As a member of the WFDB, the Tokyo Diamond Exchange plays an important role in the diamond industry in Japan by maintaining transparency in the diamond trade … Read more