African diamond firms on COVID-19 response, recent developments

Rough & Polished recently contacted several diamond producers and exploration companies with operations in Africa to establish how their operations were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and what they are doing to alleviate the impact. We also sought...

01 june 2020

“Get Diamonds” platform will soon be available in Russian, Hindi, Arabic and any other languages as per demand from any countries

A first-generation diamantaire Yoram Dvash, currently serving as the Acting President at World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), launched his diamond manufacturing and trading...

25 may 2020

Sustainability is the only way forward - Rahul Jauhari

Rahul Jauhari, Sr Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Star Rays, has forged ahead professionally for more than 14 years garnering experience in Business Development, Luxury Lifestyle Consultancy, Market Analysis, Global Fashion / Luxury trend...

18 may 2020

Keeping global supply chains functioning vital – De Beers

Diamond giant, De Beers has said that it is essential to keep global supply chains functioning in view of the substantial impact of Covid-19 on the industry. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

11 may 2020

Gabon courts foreign investors to grow fledgling diamond sector

Diamond production in Gabon, which has been a member of the Kimberley Diamond Certification Process since 2018, is currently dominated by artisanal miners. The artisanal miners are producing about 300 carats per month, according to Gabon’s director of...

05 may 2020

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 comany’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