HRD names Steverlynck to head marketing and PR department

Youri Steverlynck has been named Marketing & Public Relations Director of the Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD). He succeeds Filip Van Laere. HRD Managing Director Peter Meeus made the announcement Tuesday.

Steverlynck, 31, was a member of HRD’s management committee serving as its chief of staff, where he was responsible for communications, the legal and economic study department, and national public affairs. These services will now be integrated into the marketing and public relations department. Steverlynck joined HRD in 2000 as spokesman during the conflict diamond crisis.