The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed industry veteran Kim E. Pelletier (pictured) to serve as CEO for its newly formed Get Diamonds business-to-business diamond trading platform.
Pelletier most recently served as president of IGC Jewelry and Diamonds. She has also been a vice president at Hearts On Fire, Mémoire, and John Hardy. Before that, she was a field director for De Beers’ Diamond Promotion Service and vice president of sales and marketing for Polygon, another online trading platform.
Get Diamonds is owned by the WFDB and is operated by Lucy Platforms, a B2B e-commerce diamonds platform based in Israel.
Launched in March, partially in response to trade issues with RapNet, the not-for-profit Get Diamonds now calls itself the largest diamond trading platform in the world, with 1.3 million stones listed, worth $5.8 billion.
WFDB acting president Yoram Dvash said in a statement, “As former sales and marketing vice president for Polygon, Kim not only has the experience involved in managing and growing B2B diamond platforms, she’s done so successfully in a challenging marketplace.”
Dvash explained some background on Get Diamonds here.
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