Diamdel, an independently managed rough diamond trading company within the De Beers Group has partnered with the Diamond, Jewellery and Management Institute (“DJMI”), a joint initiative of the HRD Antwerp World Diamond Centre and the University of Antwerp Management School (“UAMS”). The partnership will help fund education, training and research initiatives.
Through this partnership, Diamdel joins leading diamond industry stakeholders around the world as a key sponsor of this milestone.
Frank Auger, Managing Director of Diamdel NV, said the sponsorship “adequately reflects both our vision for helping to globally encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the developing industry and also our passion for playing an immediately tangible role in enhancing the sustainability of small businesses within centres such as Antwerp.” Auger added that the initiative “will allow us to provide our clients with access to the DJMI’s informative, relevant, and topical diamond industry related courses twinned with workshops focusing on contemporary business management subjects”…
The Diamond, Jewellery & Management Institute was launched in November 2004 by the HRD and the University of Antwerp Management School as the world’s first industry-specific graduate-level teaching and research institution. It was conceived to raise the global diamond industry’s technical, management, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
Marcel Pruwer, director–development at the DJMI and the conceptual founder of the Institute, said that Diamdel’s global presence in key diamond centres complements the Institute’s mission to offer world-class education and technical skills to the industry.