Antwerp, Belgium, March 17, 2022: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced today that Eyal Shirazy has been appointed Executive Director of GET-Diamonds, its global B2B trading platform for polished diamonds.
Yoram Dvash, President of the WFDB, said “We are very pleased that Eyal is leading GET-Diamonds. We are confident that the knowledge and experience he brings will make GET-Diamonds the most technologically advanced trading platform in the diamond industry.”
Before entering the diamond industry, Eyal held a number of management positions in the digital world. For the past decade, Eyal served as the Chief Digital Officer, for the Shlomo Sixt Group, the franchisee of the international brand SIXT and one of the largest investment groups in the Israeli economy in the areas of automotive, insurance, shipyards and real estate. In this role, Eyal managed all digital assets of the company and their marketing, reaching very large sales volumes. He began his career in the digital world in tourism, where he pioneered the establishment of the first tourism trade site. Eyal holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in computer science.
Eyal Shirazy said, “I am excited to join this industry that is hungry for digital change. My goal is to make GET-Diamonds the primary platform for large and small businesses; to provide all of the easy-to-use tools that will make GET a one-stop shop.” He added “I was privileged to present GET-Diamonds’ new vision at the WFDB Presidents’ Conference in Dubai, to get to know the wonderful people in the industry from all over the world. I was happy to visit the JGT exhibition, where I found that there is major awareness and appreciation of GET-Diamonds.”
GET-Diamonds was launched by the WFDB in April 2020 as a non-profit organization committed to serving the industry. Its motto is “By the industry, For the industry,” and profits generated by the site will be invested in projects that benefit the industry, including generic diamond marketing. Since its inception, GET-Diamonds has quickly grown to be one of the largest diamond trading sites, listing over 1.6 million diamonds from 4,600 vendors, with a total value of over $6.6 billion.
In May 2021, GET-Diamonds signed a new long-term agreement with high-tech company Lucy Platforms, ensuring that the diamond trading platform is even more powerful, feature-rich.