World Diamond Council Executive Director Syvrud to Depart

The group is now looking for a successor

Patricia Syvrud, the World Diamond Council’s first executive director, will step down from that post in 2017.

The umbrella group, which represents the diamond industry in front of the Kimberley Process, is now starting a search for a successor.

 “Over the past two years, with [Syvud’s] active involvement, we have successfully reformed the WDC, turning it into a more efficient and sustainable organization, and built a solid foundation for its future,” said Andrey Polyakov, WDC president, in a statement.

The new executive director will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organization, including managing the budget and membership drives; providing strategy implementation; liaising with government, stakeholders and other organizations; and representing the WDC in the Kimberley Process and its various committees. Information on the post can be found here.

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