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“I am bullish on the future of the diamond business. Three reasons for this optimism... new discoveries, extending mine life and the increasing demand for diamonds”, says Martin Leake

Martin Leake is a PhD exploration geologist and Six Sigma black belt who has been involved in the rough diamond market since 2004. He worked for BHP Billiton for 22 years and recently left Grib Diamonds where he helped set up a world-class marketing...

18 september 2017

Diamond exploration junior obtained conclusive proof of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Russia’s North

OOO Proex Service, which is searching for diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia, discovered seven kimberlite pipes in the Kozolsky license area having spent 15 months for the find. One of the pipes is very similar to the highly diamondiferous...

11 september 2017

People do not just make fun in the social media, they make purchases there

Oksana Senatorova has been famous in the jewellery world for a long time as a publisher of the ‘Navigator in the Jewellery Trade’ journal, organizer of the international contest ‘The Best Jewellery Store of the Year’, curator of professional events and...

04 september 2017

‘There is no illegal tanzanite mining in Tanzania’

Richland Resources, which wholly-owned TanzaniteOne until the Tanzanian government forced it to relinquish half of its stake to the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO), exited the country in 2015 to focus on its operations in Australia. The formalisation...

28 august 2017

David Block: “Intellectual property theft is not just Sarine's problem...whole industry should combat this phenomenon.”

For more than 15 years, David Block served in various senior positions at Sarine Technologies in Israel and India. From 2012 until his appointment as CEO in 2017, Block was Sarine's Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for...

21 august 2017

Anton Siluanov elected to chair Supervisory Board of ALROSA

14 july 2017
The members of the Supervisory Board, a government body overseeing Russian diamond miner ALROSA, voted to elect Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as its Chairman. The company announced this in a press release received by Rough&Polished on Friday.
Yegor Borisov, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), was elected First Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Alexander Galushka, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East retained his seat as a Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board established several Committees and elected their chairpersons. Sergey Ivanov, President of ALROSA was elected Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. Maria Gordon turned to be the Head of the Audit Committee. Valentina Lemesheva was elected Chairman of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee.
On June 30, 2017, the General Meeting of Shareholders of ALROSA elected a new team of the Supervisory Board of ALROSA. It included fifteen persons with four of them as independent members of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board of ALROSA carries out general management of the company's activities. It is the duty and competence of the Supervisory Board to ensure the company’s sustainable development and outline its strategy, as well as to monitor compliance with the corporate governance principles, including the protection of the interests pursued by all of its shareholders - regardless of the size of their stakes in the company - and the interests of its employees and partners, as well as timely and full disclosure of information and business transparency.


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