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

Anton Siluanov reelected as Chairman of ALROSA Supervisory Board

10 july 2019

Following the absentee vote on Tuesday, July 9, ALROSA Supervisory Board members elected Anton SILUANOV, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Supervisory Board members also elected members of special-purpose committees.
Anton Siluanov has been the Chairman of ALROSA Supervisory Board since 2015.
Aysen Nikolaev, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), was elected as First Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA CEO, was elected as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Supervisory Board members also elected members of special-purpose committees. Alexei Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister, is to chair the Strategic Planning Committee for the second straight year. Other members of the Committee are Aysen Nikolaev, Sergey Ivanov, CEO of JSC Russian Direct Investment Fund Managing Company Kirill Dmitriev, First Deputy General Director of Autonomous Nonprofit Organization Far East Investment and Export Agency Andrey Donets, member of the Board of Directors of JSC INK-Capital and Adviser to General Director of Irkutsk Oil Company LLC Sergei Donskoy, adviser to Head of Municipal Entity of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Anabar National (Dolgan- Evenki) Ulus Andrey Karkhu, CEO of Non-profit Organization Special Purpose Fund for Future Generations of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Sergey Mestnikov, Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Vladimir Solodov. Independent directors Maria Gordon, Dmitry Konov and Oleg Fedorov are also members of the Committee.
Like last year, all members of the Audit Committee are independent directors. Maria Gordon heads the Audit Committee, Oleg Fedorov and Galina Makarova are members of the Committee.
Independent director Galina Makarova heads the HR & Remunerations Committee, and this new Committee comprises six members instead of four. Other members of the Committee are Maria Gordon, Dmitry Konov, Sergey Mestnikov, Vladimir Solodov and Oleg Fedorov.