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Blom Re-Elected Chairman of Diamond Dealers Club of S.A.

16 march 2012

Last week the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa announced re-election of its board of directors for a new term, appointing Ernest Blom as its chairman, Rapaport reports. Lionel Noach was elected vice-chairman.
Blom, who is a vice president and honorary life president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), has served as the organization’s chairman since 2003. For a brief period the Diamond Dealers Club merged with the Diamond Manufacturers Association of South Africa to form the South African Diamond Council. The two groups split again recently.
''With this re-election of its board of directors, the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa has confirmed its steady course,” said Avi Paz, WFDB’s president. “I am sure that it will continue to play an active and visible role in the WFDB and will continue to advance its interests."
The following are the members of the  board of directors: Ernest Blom, chairman; Lionel Noach, vice chairman; M. Ellis, treasurer.
Board members: Manny de Amorim, Mark Reichman, Sarel Snyman, Trevor Temkin, David Woolf, J. Nortje, M.V. Moosa, N. Parag.