Lucapa boosts Angola kimberlite exploration with establishment of standalone bulk kimberlite sampling plant

Lucapa Diamond and its Angolan partners are making great strides to improve the Lulo kimberlite exploration programme. Company chief executive and managing director Stephen Wetherall told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of the Mining...

Today

“In the jewellery art, we express our feelings, emotions and share them with others”

Over 30 years, the MOISEIKIN company based in the Ural area has become a famous jewellery brand. The jewellery and souvenirs of this jewellery house made of precious and semi- precious stones and metals are displayed at museums and in private collections...

20 march 2023

Automatic double upgrade of diamonds is not only a questionable practice but could be systemic fraud – Meeus

HRD Antwerp is under investigation by Belgian authorities following allegations that for every Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stone, which entered their lab for certification an automatic upgrade would be given two colours up and one...

13 march 2023

"At House of Ashish Vijay, diamonds and coloured gemstones will only ever mean stones that carry a storied legacy"

Ashish Vijay, a Dubai-based investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and businessman with decades of experience in the precious gemstone and luxury jewellery industry, finance and investments sectors, set up his business in Dubai in the year 2013. As the...

06 march 2023

KP should remodel its enforcement, accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant - Fula-Ngenge

The African Diamond Council (ADC) is calling on the Kimberley Process (KP) to remodel its enforcement and accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant and effective. ADC chairperson M’zée Fula-Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s...

27 february 2023

Evgeny Agureev appointed as Deputy CEO of ALROSA

11 october 2019

alrosa_logo.jpgALROSA has appointed Evgeny Agureev, who has been the director of the United Selling Organization of ALROSA (USO) since 2017, as Deputy CEO of ALROSA. He will continue to lead the USO and oversee the sales unit.
It is also said that since 2017, Evgeny Agureev has also been a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
“Given the difficult conditions in the global diamond market today, Evgeny will continue to improve the efficiency of the entire supply chain of the company and look for new approaches to stimulating rough diamond sales, as well as to increase the level of interaction with the company's customers and expand the customer base,” said Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA.
Mr. Agureev will continue to develop sales, improve their efficiency and transparency, and strengthen ties with long-term clients.
Evgeny Agureev has worked at commercial banks for more than 15 years. From 2009 to 2017, he held different positions at Sberbank – from Head of International Accounting to Vice President and Director of Finance Department. Prior to that, he worked at Russian Standard Bank, MDM Bank, Raiffeisen Bank Austria, Absolut Bank, and Renaissance Credit Bank.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg