World Federation Of Diamond Bourses

Interview with Iris Van Der Veken, Executive Director and Secretary General, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

Q. Tell us about the new Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. What do you hope to accomplish? How will you be operating? Who are the supporters/members? For the first time in the industry, the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, founded by Kering and Cartier, aims at bringing together watch and jewellery brands across the globe … Read more

Interview with Mehul Shah, Vice President of Bharat Diamond Bourse

Mehul Shah

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am the Chairman / Managing Director of Star Brilliant Group, dealing in diamonds and jewelry. We are cutters and polishers of rough diamonds, as well as jewelry manufacturers, with factories in Mumbai and Navsari, India.  I am also the Vice … Read more

Interview with Lawrence Ma, Founding President and Chairman, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong

Lawrence Ma - Interview

Q. Lawrence Ma, what are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? Founding President and Chairman, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong Chairman, Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Fair Organizing Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Vice-president, Shanghai … Read more

Interview with David Kellie, CEO of the Natural Diamond Council

David Kellie - Interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry? I’m the CEO of the Natural Diamond Council (NDC). The NDC (formerly the Diamond Producers Association) is the global industry body responsible for inspiring consumers and sharing the values of the natural diamond industry. Q. Tell us about your professional journey, how you came to … Read more

Interview with Ronnie Vanderlinden, President, International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)

Ronnie Vanderlinden

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? My current positions within the diamond industry are:President: International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)Treasurer: World Diamond Council (WDC)Past President and Board Member: 24 Karat Club of the City of New YorkImmediate Past President and Board Member: Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of … Read more

Interview with Elliot Krischer, President of the New York Diamond Dealers Club

Elliot-Krischer

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am partners, with my brother, in Esskay Gems. In addition, for many years I have served in various roles on the board of the NY Diamond Dealers Club, and am currently the President of the Organization. Q. Tell us about … Read more

Interview with Philippe Barsamian, President of the Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses

Philippe Barsamian interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational?q My name is Philippe Barsamian.  I am the former managing director of Barsamian Diamonds in Antwerp (Belgium), for whom I work at present as a consultant.   I am Vice President of the Diamantclub van Antwerpen, one of the 4 Belgian diamond … Read more

Interview with Lin Qiang, President of SDE

Lin Qiang - interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I’m the President and one of the founders of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), which, authorized by the Chinese Central Government, is the only official platform for the import and export of diamonds in China. I’m also the Vice Chairman of … Read more