Boaz Moldawsky (pictured), who has served as the acting chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) for the past year, has been elected by IDI’s board of directors to be its chairman for a three-year term.
He first took over the role last year, replacing Shmuel Schnitzer.
A second-generation diamantaire, Moldawsky’s family was among the founders of the Israel diamond industry. He has also served as deputy president of the Israel Diamond Exchange, chairman of its finance committee, and a member of the board of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association. Moldawsky is co-CEO of the Moldawsky Group, which specializes in diamonds, real estate, and technology.
Aviel Elia remains managing director of IDI. He was appointed last May.
“I want to thank the members of the board for putting their trust in me, and I am committed to doing everything in my power to move the Israeli diamond industry forward, to strengthen it, and to further position Israel as a leading world diamond center,” said Moldawsky in a statement.
The Israel Diamond Institute is a nonprofit group that represents the Israel diamond industry and aims to strength Israel as a diamond hub, through marketing, technological innovation, rough diamond sourcing, and promotion of local manufacturing.
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