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Stephen Lussier – Chairman

Chief Executive Officer, Forevermark Executive VP- Marketing De Beers Group Stephen graduated with a BA (Honours) from Boston College in 1979 and received an MBA from Columbia University in New York in 1981.   After working for the New York advertising agency N.W. Ayer, Stephen joined De Beers in 1985 and was appointed Director the … Continued

Jim Pounds – Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President, Diamonds of Dominion Diamond Mines Jim Pounds is the Company’s Executive Vice President, Diamonds. He joined the Company in August 2002 as the Managing Director of the Company’s Belgian subsidiary. Prior to joining the Company, he was Project Manager, De Beers Group following his position as Managing Director, Diamdel Israel, which is … Continued

Sergey Ivanov

President, ALROSA Sergey holds degrees in economics, finance and credit from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has more than 15 years’ experience in finance and management in the field of finance.  In 2011-2016, he was Chairman of the Board of SOGAZ, one of the largest insurers in Russia. Since April 2016, before … Continued

Alan Chirgwin

Vice President Sales and Marketing, Copper and Diamonds Alan Chirgwin was appointed as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Copper and Diamonds for Rio Tinto in April 2017. In this role, Alan leads all commercial initiatives for copper and diamonds, including sales and marketing, supply chain management and product stewardship efforts.   Alan is an … Continued

Richard Duffy

Chief Executive Officer, Petra Diamonds Limited Richard Duffy has 27 years of global mining industry experience, initially with Anglo American plc and then AngloGold Ashanti Limited, from its inception in 1998. In 2008, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Africa Region and continued in this role until January 2010 when he took charge of the … Continued

Eira Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Lucara Diamond Corp. Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining business. She is the CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. as well as an original founder of the company. Eira’s previous roles include CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion … Continued

Manit M. Shah

Chief Operating Officer, Murowa Diamonds Manit has extensive experience driving business performance and managing international operations. Under his leadership, Murowa’s output grew by more than 500% within 2.5 years. He started his career in Auditing, Corporate Finance, Operations and then moved to his true love: Turn-around Management. He has led successful turnarounds in companies across … Continued

Clifford Elphick

Chief Executive Officer, Gem Diamonds Limited Clifford joined Anglo American Corporation in 1986 and was seconded to E. Oppenheimer and Son as Harry Oppenheimer’s personal assistant in 1988. From 1990-2004, he was Managing Director of E. Oppenheimer and Son. During that time, Clifford was a Director of Central Holdings, Anglo American and DB Investments as … Continued