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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

Interview with Dave Bonaparte, President and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA)

Dave Bonaparte

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond and jewelry industry? I am the President and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA). Jewelers of America is a non-profit organization that provides its members with resources, representation and the recognition needed to be profitable in the evolving marketplace. I joined the association in 2012. I … Read more

Interview with Kalpesh Jhaveri, Newly inaugurated President of Diamond Club West Coast

Kalpesh Jhaveri

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? Besides being President of Diamond Club West Coast, Inc. (DCWC), I am Past President of the Indian Diamond Colorstone Association (IDCA) USA, Inc. and a member of the Jewelry Industry Council, an esteemed group created by the Jewelers Mutual Group. I … Read more