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Nimesh Patel
De Beers CFO to Leave Company
De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel will exit the company on July 26 to become CFO and executive director at UK-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering.Patel joined De Beers parent company Anglo American in 2012 as group head of corporate finance....
Mining Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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Three People Join JA Board
Jewelers of America (JA) has elected three seniorindustry members to its board, the US trade organization said last week. The new directors are Chad Berg, co-owner and vicepresident of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry (pictured,...
Retail Jul 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Two Execs Leave Alex and Ani
The president and chief financial officer of Alex and Anihave left the jewelry brand, according to reports.The one-year contracts of company president CindyDiPietrantonio (pictured) and chief financial officer Bob Woodruff expired, ProvidenceJournal reported...
Mining Jan 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Virginia Drosos Signet
2017’s Diamond Merry-Go-Round
The past year has seen a number of changes in management-levelemployees within the diamond industry. Here’s a breakdown of the new faces anddepartures for 2017: Alrosa CEO Andrey Zharkov stepped down to besucceeded by former Sberbank senior...
Polished Markets Dec 26, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Board Gets Three New Members
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedthree new members to its board of governors, the organization announced last week. The new additions are Karen Evans, national director of the USCyber Challenge (USCC) initiative...
Technology Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Lisa Bridge Ben Bridge
Buffett’s Ben Bridge Names First Female Boss
Ben Bridge Jeweler has appointed Lisa Bridge as its firstfemale president amid a shake-up of senior positions at the family-runretailer.Bridge (pictured), previously vice president of education andcreator of the Lisa Bridge Collection, also took on the role...
Retail Nov 08, 2017 Rapaport News
Wong Wai Sheung
Luk Fook Backs Wong as Chairman
Hong Kong-basedjeweler Luk Fook has reelected Wong Wai Sheung as its chairman, the company said Tuesday. Wong, 66, is also Luk Fook’s CEO and executive director, responsible for strategic planning and management....
Retail Aug 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Artuhr Hewett De Beers
De Beers HR Chief to Retire After 25 Years
De Beers executive head of human resources Arthur Hewettwill retire from the mining company at the end of September after a quarter of a century, it announced.Hewett (pictured) started his career with De Beers at Kimberley Minesin 1991 and has...
Mining Jul 25, 2017 Rapaport News
Frank Everett Graff Diamonds
Graff Nabs US Sales Boss from Sotheby’s
Graff Diamonds has hired Frank Everett as US sales presidentfrom Sotheby’s, where he was sales director for the auction house’s jewelrydivision.Everett (pictured) spent four years at Sotheby’s and previously workedat jewelry brands Tiffany &...
Retail Jul 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Virginia Drosos Signet
Signet Names Drosos CEO as Light Retires
Signet Jewelers has appointed Virginia Drosos as CEO toreplace Mark Light, who will retire at the end of the month.Drosos (pictured), who will take over on August 1, has more than 29years’ experience as an executive in the...
Retail Jul 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Anton Siluanov, chairman of ALROSA
Alrosa Backs Russian Minister as Chairman
Alrosa’s board has re-elected Russian finance minister andeconomist Anton Siluanov as chairman for a third term, the miner announced last week.The board also selected Yegor Borisov, head of the Republicof Yakutia, as first deputy...
Mining Jul 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Jason Goldberger Blue Nile
Target Exec to Become Blue Nile CEO
Blue Nile has appointed Target executive Jason Goldberger asCEO to replace Harvey Kanter, four months after the online diamond retailer’sacquisition by a private-equity group.Goldberger (pictured) has 20 years’ experience in senior positions at e-commercegroups, including Amazon,...
Retail Jun 11, 2017 Rapaport News
David Whittle Mountain Province
Mountain Province Names New Chief
Mountain Province Diamonds has appointed David Whittle asinterim CEO to replace Patrick Evans, who has stepped down, the miner announcedThursday.Evans, who had been CEO of Mountain Province for 11 years,will continue as a director and...
Mining Jun 11, 2017 Rapaport News
Stuart Chambers Anglo American
Mining Outsider to Chair Anglo American
Anglo American, the parent company of De Beers, hasappointed industry outsider Stuart Chambers as chairman, the company announcedWednesday.Chambers is a former chairman of UK-based technology groupARM Holdings and consumer-packaging firm Rexam, and has also served as anon-executive...
Mining Jun 08, 2017 Rapaport News
Bryan Morgan Signet
Signet COO Quits After Policy Violations
Signet Jewelers’ chief operations officer Bryan Morganhas resigned due to violations of company policy, the retailer announced.In a brief filing with the Securities and ExchangeCommission on Monday, Signet said Morgan had stepped down on Friday,...
Retail Jun 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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JBT Backs Chairman for Second Term
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has reelected Todd Wollemanas chairman for another year, the industry organization said.Wolleman (pictured), of New York-based colored-stone specialist LeoWolleman, was first voted in a year ago and received...
Polished Markets Apr 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Ivanov Medvedev ALROSa
Ivanov Confirmed as ALROSA Chief
Russia’s government has appointed Sergey Ivanov aspresident of ALROSA for a three-year term, according to an official statementon Monday.Ivanov is the son of a former Kremlin-administration head and currently serves as senior vice president of Sberbank,having previously headed insurer...
Mining Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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Luxury Veterans Join Tiffany Board
Tiffany & Co. has added former executives from RalphLauren Corporation and Bulgari to its expanded board, as the jewelry retailerundergoes a series of senior personnel changes.Roger Farah, a former chief operating officer of RalphLauren, will become...
Retail Feb 22, 2017 Rapaport News
Richemont Watch Brands Get New Leadership
Richemont announced the appointment of new heads at four differentbrands, including three luxury watchmakers.Chabi Nouri, currently managing director for marketing andsales at Piaget, will replace the timepiece brand’s CEO PhilippeLeopold-Metzger on April 1, a spokesperson for...
Watches Feb 02, 2017 Rapaport News
Signet Shakes Up Senior Management
Signet Jewelerschief operating officer Ed Hrabak is leaving the company amid sweeping changesto the retailer’s top management team.In addition to Hrabak (pictured, upper right), Tryna Kochanek, executivevice-president of the North American store operations, is also...
Retail Jan 31, 2017 Rapaport News
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