The board of directors of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre elected Stephane Fischler as its new president.
The board also appointed Kaushik Mehta as vice president, representing the trade, and Philippe Barsamian as vice president, representing the bourses.
Fischler is a third-generation diamantaire who started working at Fischler Diamonds in 1979. Fischler is currently a partner in the company.
“I firmly believe we need to focus on further anchoring our industry in our local society, share the value of our entrepreneurship and global networks with Antwerp, Flanders, and our country,” Fischler said in statement.