Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

Sergey Ivanov elected as President of ALROSA

14 march 2017
sergey_ivanov.jpgThe Supervisory Board of ALROSA elected Sergey Ivanov as the company’s president at a meeting held on March 13, 2017.
Sergey Ivanov was born in Moscow on October 23, 1980. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2001, majoring in Economics and in 2002 in Finance and Credit.
He held various positions in the State Investment Company and Gazprom in 2002-2005. In 2005-2011, Sergey Ivanov served as Vice President, First Vice President and then Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank. He chaired the Board of SOGAZ in 2011-2016. From April 2016 until he was approved as President of ALROSA, Sergey Ivanov worked as Senior Vice President and Welfare Management Head at Sberbank.
Sergey Ivanov is currently seated on the boards of directors at Rosneftegaz, NPF Gazfond, Sberbank Asset Management, NPF Sberbank, Sberbank Insurance and Sberbank Life Insurance.
He has been honored with letters of merit from the President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and has departmental awards. Sergey Ivanov is fluent in English and German.