Eli Avidar, managing director of the Israel Diamond
Institute Group of Companies, has joined the President’s Council of CIBJO.
“Eli’s outstanding record as managing director of IDI
and his skill, knowledge, and great vision will certainly improve and enhance
the role of CIBJO worldwide, especially in the areas of corporate social
responsibility, education, and the Centre of Excellence,” CIBJO President
Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri said in a statement.
Avidar has been IDI’s managing director since 2007. He
pioneered the Israeli diamond industry’s expansion into China and India,
establishing an IDI office in Hong Kong in 2007. The organization is opening an office in
India this year.
Before joining IDI, Avidar had a career in Israel’s Foreign
Service and government.