New WFDB Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Takes Of­fice

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The World Fed­er­a­tion of Di­a­mond Bourses (WFDB) an­nounced changes to its ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee fol­low­ing unan­i­mous votes at the re­cent World Di­a­mond Congress in Dubai. Pres­i­dent Ernie Blom was re-elected to a third con­sec­u­tive term, while Is­rael Di­a­mond Ex­change pres­i­dent Yo­ram Dvash was elected vice pres­i­dent.

Rony Un­ter­man con­tin­ues as sec­re­tary-gen­eral, while the new trea­surer-gen­eral is Bharat Di­a­mond Bourse vice pres­i­dent Me­hul Shah who re­places long-stand­ing of­fice­holder Di­eter Hahn. The board mem­bers are Rami Baron, Julien Dry­booms, Anoop Me­hta, Lin Qiang, Alex Popov, Reu­ven Kauf­man, Nikhil Jhaveri and Peter Meeus.

In ad­di­tion, there is the deputy-sec­re­tary-gen­eral Michel Schon­feld, deputy-trea­surer-gen­eral Julien Dry­booms, who was also made honorary life vice-pres­i­dent, and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Louise Prior.

The WFDB pre­sented the Dia­man­taire of the Year award to Willy Rotti, while spe­cial awards in recog­ni­tion of their long-stand­ing ser­vice to the WFDB and the wider di­a­mond in­dus­try were made to Di­eter Hahn, and to for­mer Lon­don Di­a­mond Bourse pres­i­dent Harry Levy.

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