Two member organizations of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) recently held elections, resulting in the re-election of incumbent presidents for bourses in Bangkok, Thailand, and Idar-Oberstein, Germany. The Thailand and Germany elections follow other WFDB member elections held in Belgium, Italy and Israel last month.
Boonyong Assarasakorn was re-elected president of the Bangkok Diamonds and Precious Stones Exchange (BDPSE). Somchai Phornchindarak will serve as vice president and Pichet Romhuttirerk will continue to serve as Secretary General.
The BDPSE also elected the following directors: Sui-Hai Sae-Eng, Varin Assamongkorn, Worakit Kerdkitsadanont, Pranee Vithayasai and Suchi Archapiraj. Members of the special advisory committee include: Vichai Assarasakorn, Pornsit Sriotathikul, Komson Opassathavorn, Prida Tiasuwan, Dr. Savaraj Samchamarga, Chanvit Hiran-as and Vichian Veerasaksri.
In Germany Jochen Müller was re-elected to serve a second term as president of The Diamant-und Edelsteinbörse Idar-Oberstein E.V. Three vice presidents were voted in: Manfred Giloy, Christian Klein and Bernd Willi Ripp.
The following members will serve on the bourse’s board: Bipin Choksi, Dieter Hahn, Hans W. Hahn, Vinay Kothari, Hans-Dieter Krieger, Frank Mayer, Gerd Meng, Bernd Mildenberger, Albert Ruppenthal and Kurt Ziemer. Jörg Lindemann continues to serve as the bourse’s managing director.