Judy Meana Named Vice President of Panama Diamond Exchange



Judy Meana has been named the vice president of Panama Diamond Exchange. 

Meana was previously the director of communications at PDE. In her new role, she will lead the organization’s marketing and communications strategy. Before joining PDE, Meana served as the communications director for Panama’s Ministry of Government and Justice and in the same role for the Ministry of the President.

“We are most fortunate to have a person with Judy’s knowledge and talent with us at the Panama Diamond Exchange,” said Eli Izhakoff, PDE’s founding chairman. “With a wealth of experience in both the corporate and government sectors, she is uniquely equipped to lead PDE’s communications and marketing effort.”

“I am most excited to be taking on this new challenge,” Meana said. “PDE is breaking new ground in Latin America, and we believe it will transform the region’s diamond, gemstone, and jewelry sectors, accelerating growth and creating a range of business opportunities. We are on the cutting edge, and that is a wonderful privilege.”

PDE shared in a press release that Meana is the first woman in the world to be vice president of a diamond exchange.