Jerry Ehrenwald Joins Kimberley Process Authority Board

Ehrenwald is the president and CEO of the International Gemological Institute

The United States Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA) has elected Jerry Ehrenwald, president and CEO of the International Gemological Institute (IGI), to its board.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Ehrenwald and the IGI staff to fulfill this meaningful mission for the U.S. rough diamond industry,” said Dr. Martin Hochbaum, executive director and member of the USKPA board, in a statement. “IGI is an important and supportive organization with decades of service to the diamond industry. We are privileged to welcome Mr. Ehrenwald to our board.” 

Ehrenwald also released a statement: “I am pleased to be appointed to the USKPA board and look forward to the opportunity to help enhance the KP Process as well as support the vital message that KP certification means to the diamond industry—from the mine to the ultimate consumer.”

The organization also announced that Cecilia Gardner, who is stepping down as president and CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee in early 2017, will continue to serve as a board member and general counsel.