Israel Diamond Exchange Appoints Zini As New Head

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eran Zini (pictured), a veteran of the Israeli political and business worlds, as its new managing director.

Zini has a background in both government and business. Prior to joining the IDE, he was CEO of Hameshakem, a government-affiliated company that ensures employment for the elderly and handicapped.

Prior to that, he was head of government relations and regulation and an adviser to Israel’s minister of justice.

He holds a BA in political science and international relations from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA with a specialization in international management from the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion.

Zini replaces Eli Avidar, who in May left the IDE to head diamond-based cryptocurrency startup Carats.io. JCK includes Carats.io in its June roundup of industry-related blockchain projects.

The Israel Diamond Exchange, based in Ramat Gan, is considered the largest diamond exchange in the world with separate halls for trading rough and polished. It has 3,100 members.

Avidar was also managing director of the Israel Diamond Institute, the association that promotes the Israeli diamond business. He has been replaced in that position by the group’s secretary and legal adviser, Aviel Elia. 

(Image courtesy of the Israel Diamond Exchange)

JCK News Director