Diamonds / Industry

IGI Longtime CEO Roland Lorie Steps Down


Roland Lorie (pictured), who has headed the International Gemological Institute (IGI) since 2006, is stepping down on Sept. 30.

Lorie’s father, Marcel, founded IGI in 1975. Roland became CEO of the grading lab following his father’s passing in 2006; all told, he’s worked there for 48 years.

Tehmasp Printer, who most recently served as managing director of IGI India, will take Lorie’s place as head of IGI. Printer has worked for the lab for 24 years.

Tehmasp Printer
Tehmasp Printer

Deborah Pienica will continue as chief operating officer, and Roland’s son Arnaud serves as its chief marketing officer.

Blackstone Group recently bought IGI for $569.65 million. Fosun Group and Lorie’s family owned the lab from 2018 until this year.

(Photos courtesy of IGI)


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By: Rob Bates

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