Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

ALROSA elects new Supervisory Board

27 june 2019

Annual General Meeting of ALROSA Shareholders elected the new Supervisory Board on Wednesday, June 26.
The shareholders elected the following members to the Supervisory Board of PJSC ALROSA:
1. Maria Vladimirovna GORDON (Independent Director) – Member of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Moscow Exchange, Member of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Polyus;
2. Evgenia Vasilievna GRIGORIEVA – Minister of Property and Land Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
3. Kirill Alexandrovich DMITRIEV – CEO, JSC Russian Direct Investment Fund Managing Company;
4. Andrey Ivanovich DONETS (previously not a member of the Supervisory Board) – First Deputy General Director of Autonomous Nonprofit Organization Far East Investment and Export Agency;
5. Sergei Yefimovich DONSKOY (previously not a member of the Supervisory Board) –Member of the Board of Directors of JSC INC-Capital, Adviser to CEO of Irkutsk Oil Company, LLC;
6. Sergey Sergeevich IVANOV – Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Committee of PJSC ALROSA;
7. Andrey Vilievich KARKHU (previously not a member of the Supervisory Board) –Adviser to Head of the Municipal Entity of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Anabar National (Dolgan- Evenki) Ulus (District);
8. Dmitry Vladimirovich KONOV (Independent Director) – Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC SIBUR Holding;
9. Galina Maratovna MAKAROVA (Independent Director);
10. Sergey Vasilyevich MESTNIKOV – General Director, Non-profit Organization Target Fund of Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
11. Alexey Vladimirovich MOISEEV – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation;
12. Aysen Sergeevich NIKOLAEV – Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
13. Anton Germanovich SILUANOV – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation;
14. Vladimir Victorovich SOLODOV – Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
15. Oleg Romanovich FEDOROV (Independent Director) – Member of the Board of Directors of PJSC IDGC of the North-West.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board and members of the committees will be elected at the next meeting of the Supervisory Board.
The shareholders approved ALROSA’s Annual Report and annual accounting (financial) statements for 2018, distribution of net profit for 2018, distribution of undistributed profit of prior years and dividend payment, decided to pay remuneration to members of the Supervisory Board and the Auditing Committee who are not public officials, elected members of the Auditing Committee. The shareholders also decided to amend the Company’s Articles of Association, Regulations on the General Meeting of Shareholders, Regulations on the Supervisory Board, Regulations on the Executive Committee, and Regulations on Remuneration to Members of the Supervisory Board of PJSC ALROSA.
AO PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit was approved as the Company’s RAS and IFRS auditor for 2019.