An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

What is a diamond manufacturer’s margin composed of? What is the profession of diamond processing engineer about? How much time does it take to become a diamond cutter? How does a polishing factory work? The Russian Cut, is it alive? Lightbox from De...

15 october 2018

High technologies make it possible to create a product that can be obtained in natural stones only for very big money

Andrey Zharkov, having left the position of President at diamond mining company Alrosa, has established and headed the Ultra C company, which will be engaged in the production of diamonds from the reactor. In this interview with industry news agency...

08 october 2018

The once unorganised domestic jewellery sector in India is now growing

A veteran businessman, former Chairman of Gem & Jewellery Council (GJC), Bullion Expert, a third-generation jeweller born with a silver spoon (or was it gold?) in his mouth, a perpetual optimist … yes, the list could go on. As the first...

01 october 2018

India is poised to become a major fine jewellery market in the near future - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman GJEPC

Pramod Kumar Agrawal, the current Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a successful entrepreneur in his own right. Despite belonging to a jewellery business family, with his father dealing in gemstones...

24 september 2018

Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

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.