Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Zimnisky: Diamonds lack fungibility to be a major investment product

Physical diamonds will never be a viable widespread investment product simply because they inherently lack fungibility, meaning they are all unique, according to Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, who is based in New...

12 february 2018

Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

This last December, shortly before Christmas, the Auction House of Christie's arranged a private display of jewelry in Moscow. The correspondent of Rough & Polished, who had an opportunity to visit this event, was able to admire a luxurious collection...

05 february 2018

Ali Pastorini: We would like meeting Mujeres Brillantes 2018 to be held in Russia

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 500 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

29 january 2018

Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

Prior to joining the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Liang Weizhang served as a civil servant of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau as the director of the Kimberley Process Office. He participated in the KP Review missions to South Africa...

22 january 2018

A former Sibur director to be appointed as ALROSA's new CFO

11 august 2017
Alexey Filippovsky, who previously worked as one of the directors of the petrochemical holding company Sibur, will be appointed ALROSA's new chief financial officer starting August 28, 2017, according to Vedomosti report.
Filippovsky will oversee financial planning at ALROSA, its accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, corporate finance, treasury work, coordination of investment activities and interaction with investors. Previously, this functional was overseen by two vice-presidents of the diamond company: Elena Gangalo, who left ALROSA in May this year, and Igor Kulichik, who announced his departure from ALROSA the day before.
Alexey Filippovsky spent 9 years working in Sibur, where he held the post of financial director, and then – the deputy chairman of the board.
Prior to Filippovsky's official entry in office, ALROSA's financial unit will be overseen by the company's president, Sergei Ivanov.


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