The 34th World Diamond Congress has opened at the Ritz
Carlton Hotel in Moscow, Russia. During its first working session, the General
Assembly elected its officers for the coming two years, and accepted the South
Korean Diamond Exchange as the organization’s 29th member.
The congress’ ceremonial opening session brought together
the general assemblies of both the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the
International Diamond Manufacturers Association. Guests of honor were Alexei
Kudrin, Russia’s deputy prime minister and minister of finance, and Fyodor
Andreev, president of Alrosa.
Other office holders elected include Rony Unterman as Deputy
Secretary-General and Freddy Hager as Treasurer-General.
The WFDB General Assembly also elected six representatives
for two-year term to its Board of Directors. They include Julien Drybooms,
Freddy Hager, Nikhil Jhaveri, Anoop Mehta, Moshe Mosbacher and Sergey Oulin.