The Antwerp-based diamond industry group HRD (the Diamond High Council) has selected Jacky Rot as its new president. Rot replaces Charles Bornstein, who resigned recently after four years of service. Rot first joined the HRD board of directors in 1993. Since then he has served as the head of HRD’s public relations committee.
In a statement, HRD hailed Bornstein for consolidating Antwerp’s place on the world diamond map and for establishing closer ties with rough-diamond producers.