“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...


De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are...

06 may 2019

The technology of growing single-crystal diamonds has now become industrial in nature

It is believed that the reserves of natural diamonds will be exhausted by the middle of the century, and therefore production of synthetic diamonds is rapidly gaining relevance. According to Business Insider India’s estimates, the global synthetic diamond...

29 april 2019

De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

22 april 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.