Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...


Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

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