Jewelers’ Security Alliance announced Aug. 17 the election
of two new members to its board of directors.
Stewart E.B. Wicht, president and chief executive officer of
Rolex Watch U.S.A., and Humphrey Valenbreder, regional head of the Americas and
Canada of the International Diamond & Jewelry Group at ABN–AMRO Bank, were
elected during the last JSA board meeting.
“The board and staff of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance are
delighted and excited to have two such eminent, experienced, and important
executives join the JSA Board,” JSA president John Kennedy tells JCK. “Rolex
and ABN-AMRO Bank are leading global brands in the diamond and jewelry
industry, and we look forward to the wisdom and global perspective they can
Wicht is replacing Allen Brill, the former CEO of Rolex
Watch U.S.A., who passed away in November 2010, on the JSA Board. Before being
appointed CEO, Wicht had a 36-year career at Rolex serving in several divisions
of the company.
Valenbreder was appointed to his current position with
ABN-AMRO in 2010, after serving the bank in Asia.