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

Ravil Sanatulov to head Severalmaz

14 january 2020

news_14012020_sanatulov.jpgRavil Sanatulov will succeed Andrei Pismenny on the post of general director of «Severalmaz» of ALROSA group.
“Ravil Shamilyevich has extensive professional and managerial experience; for more than ten years he has headed one of the ALROSA’s largest mining divisions. I am sure that his knowledge will be in demand on a new post and will help Severalmaz to successfully solve all the strategic tasks,» ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov commented on the appointment.
Ravil Shamilyevich Sanatulov was born in 1963. After graduating from the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute in 1986 with a degree in mining engineering, he began working at the mine of Irelyakh of the Mirny Mining Division. During his career at the company Ravil Shamilyevich went from a mining equipment repairman to the post of director of the Aikhal Mining Division, the coordinator of the company’s enterprises in Aikhal, which he held from 2007 to 2018. From the fall of 2018 until his appointment to Severalmaz Sanatulov was an adviser to the ALROSA CEO.

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