Member - Exexcutive Committee, World Federation of Diamond Bourses
Philippe Barsamian is a 3rd generation diamantaire. His grandfather founded a diamond cutting and trading company in Paris (France) in 1907. His father was one of instigators of the Diamantclub under its present form in Antwerp (Belgium), where the headquarters of the company Barsamian Diamonds have been located since 1969. Having started his career with De Beers in London (UK) in 1972, he joined the family business in 1975.
Since 2000, Philippe Barsamian has held various positions either as (managing) director, vice-president and/or president with the Diamantclub, Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the Federation of the Belgian Diamond Bourses (of which he has been President since 2017).