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Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), which was established in 2002 as a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai to provide the...
Akiva Caspi is a diamond industry consultant who helps individual dealers and companies in managing their business and improving performance in every aspect of the business from rough purchasing,...
The author is the Chairman and CEO of the World Diamond Mark Foundation as well as the president of the Moscow Diamond Bourse (MDB) and member of the WFDB Executive. He is active in diamond and...
Ali Pastorini, an energetic young Brazilian, is a partner in the up-and-coming jewellery brand Del Lima. Since November 2015 she has served as Senior Vice President of the World Jewelry Hub in Panama...
The author is an acclaimed jewellery designer and manufacturer with an eponymous jewellery brand. His product lines all feature high design quotients and are stocked by retailers all over India.
Ayalla Joseph is a diamond dealer and jewellery designer, who was born in London and is now based in Israel. As a fourth generation jeweller, she studied at the GIA in Santa Monica, became the...
Brad Brooks-Rubin serves as the Policy Director at The Sentry and Policy Advisor to the Enough Project. In this capacity, he helps to lead the efforts of The Sentry to disrupt the corrupt networks...
Edahn Golan (www.EdahnGolan.com) is a diamond industry analyst advising financial institutions, global diamond firms, diamond industry organisations and governmental agencies on topics ranging from...
Ernest Blom is the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the Chairman of the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa and Vice President of the World Diamond Mark Foundation. A...
Dr Gaetano Cavalieri has served for 14 years as president of CIBJO, which is a body that unites national jewellery and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries around the world, and which...
Laksh Pahuja is an award-winning India-based jewellery designer and manufacturer, known for his iconic creations. He mentors young jewellery designers and a strong advocate for a greater emphasis on...
Mahesh Rao is a Bangalore, India-based jewellery designer and manufacturer who has worked on several product development initiatives with India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC...
Mark Gershburg is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the gem lab industry. He began in the business in 1980 as a grader for one of the world’s largest gem labs. His...
Mark Boston embarked on a 45-year-long career in the diamond industry when as a trainee diamond broker, he learnt to sort rough diamonds at the De Beers Diamond Trading Company in London and polished...
Mark Boston and Vinod Kuriyan have known each other for decades and have worked together on industry initiatives before. With both believing strongly in the importance of design to the industry, the...
Maxim Shkadov began working in the diamond industry at the Kristalldiam diamond polishing company, first as an apprentice cutter, then as a cutter, a diamond grader, and finally as a processing...
Nida Aziz is a jewellery designer and gemologist who was born and brought up in Dubai. Having worked with bespoke fine jewellery in Dubai for over four years, she has now launched her online silver...
Nida Aziz is a jewellery designer and gemologist who was born and brought up in Dubai. Having worked with bespoke fine jewellery in Dubai for over four years, she has now launched her online silver...
Nirupa Bhatt has been involved with the global gem and jewellery industry for over 2 decades. She has gained experience and expertise in the gems and jewellery value chain, ranging all the way from...
Noga Raved is the curator of the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in the Israel Diamond Centre in Ramat Gan, Israel, which she joined at the beginning of 2015. For the past fifteen years, she has...
Pranay Narvekar, partner at Pharos Beam LLP, is an independent consultant who focuses on demand and supply, strategic, financial, and structural problems of the diamond industry. He has over 21...
Rahul Jauhari has more than 12 years of international experience in business development and brand management with the diamond and jewellery industries. He is currently the Commercial Director India...
Reena Ahluwalia is a Toronto-based, multiple award-winning jewellery designer. Winner of the De Beers Diamonds International Awards and the Rio Tinto Diamonds Global Design Competition. She has been...
The author is Managing Director of Rosy Blue India Pvt. Ltd., the world’s leading diamond processing company. Rosy Blue is a multi-channel stakeholder in the global gem and jewellery production...
Sam started working as the Event Director on IJL in 2010. Having worked in the Events industry for 14 years and Reed Exhibitions for 9 years, Sam brought a wealth of experience to IJL and her...
The author is the former multi-term chairman of India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). He is a diamantaire and jewellery manufacturer. He has spearheaded many industry...
Shailesh Sangani is a leading manufacturer and distributor of diamond jewellery with a worldwide client base. He has been involved in addressing issues faced by the Indian gem and jewellery industry...
Simon Rainer has been involved in the UK and International jewellery markets for over 25 years and most recently was Chief Executive of the British Jewellers’ Association. During his time at the BJA...
Vallabhbhai Patel is the chairman of Kiran Gems Private Limited — a $1.8 billion diamond manufacturing firm. He is a first generation entrepreneur who has come from an agricultural background. He...
Vinod Kuriyan is Chief Editor of GEMKonnect. He has over 25 years’ experience writing about and analysing the gem and jewellery industry worldwide, particularly the Indian industry. He has travelled...
Ya'akov Almor is strategic consultant and communications specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the international diamond, gemstone and jewellery industry. He currently serves as...