Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Dominion Diamond Corporation Chairman and CEO Takes Medical Leave

20 november 2014
Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) announced that the Board of Directors had granted Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, medical leave of absence to undergo important treatment which is expected to continue until mid-February next year.
While Mr. Gannicott is undergoing treatment, current lead director and long standing board member Dan Jarvis will assume the role of Acting Chairman and will be supported in this role by Audit Committee Chairman Ollie Oliveira who has extensive experience in the diamond mining industry. During this period, Brendan Bell, currently Executive Vice President, will assume the role of Acting Chief Executive. Brendan will be supported in this role by the appointment of Elliot Holland as Vice President responsible for the Jay Project and Business Development. The appointment of Mr. Holland will be instrumental as the Company continues to advance the Jay Project which, beyond Misery and Pigeon, represents the future at Ekati.
Prior to joining Dominion, Elliot Holland was a partner at McKinsey & Company serving mining clients, including diamond mines, on operations, strategy and capital projects. Mr. Holland holds a BSE in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Dominion Diamond Corporation is a Canadian diamond mining company with ownership interests in two major producing diamond mines. Both mines are located in the low political risk environment of the Northwest Territories in Canada.
The Company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine through its 88.9% ownership as well as a 65.3% ownership in the surrounding areas containing additional resources, and also owns 40% of the Diavik Diamond Mine. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India and is the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value.