Veteran diamantaire Chaim Pluczenik, of Pluczenik Diamond Co., has been elected the new president of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the Belgian world industry group.
He takes over from Nishit Parikh, who is stepping down from the post. Parikh was the first person of Indian origin to head the group.
Isi Morsel of Dali Diamond Co. and Bart De Hantsetters of SBD and Diamcad were elected vice presidents.
The organization also announced six news directors to fill its board:
– Sahag Arslanian, Arslanian Group, and Isi Morsel, Dali Diamond Co., fill the slots representing companies with an annual turnover of more than €100 million.
– Jay Mehta, J.N. Diamonds, and David Gotlib, IDRP, fill the category of companies with an annual turnover of €30 million–€100 million.
– Lalit Kumar Nahata, Nahata Lalit, and Amish Jain, N.N. Diamonds, were elected in the category of companies with an annual turnover of less than €30 million.
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