Louise Prior Named Executive Director of WFDB



The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed Louise Prior executive director.

Prior was formerly a senior executive at De Beers. She also served as the head of communications and client services at the Diamond Trading Co.

“Louise is a natural choice for this important position,” said WFDB president Ernie Blom. “She is a highly respected and well-known diamond industry professional with vast experience. During her many years with De Beers, Louise was responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and management of global Sightholder services. Our bourses around the world join me in welcoming Louise to our global family.”

“I am honored to be given this unique and exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the continued success of the WFDB,” said Prior. “With the ever-increasing challenges faced at every stage of the diamond pipeline, I am excited about supporting the board in driving forward the WFDB’s initiatives and working closely with major industry players to ensure the continued success of the WFDB and its important work.”