AWDC Honors Alrosa Belgium's Sergey Panchekhin, Welcomes Akil Zubir

Rough Market
09/12/2020 14:16

Today AWDC President Chaim Pluczenik and AWDC CEO, Ari Epstein, honored retiring ALROSA BELGIUM Managing Director, Sergey Panchekhin, who worked for the Russian miner for more than 20 years, and welcomed his successor, Akil Zubir to the Antwerp diamond community. Apart from leading the Belgian branch of ALROSA, Mr. Panchekhin, who started his career in diplomacy, took up several mandates, including setting up and managing ALROSA offices and operations in Angola.

AWDC CEO Ari Epstein commented, "For more than a decade, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Mr Panchekhin, and it goes beyond saying he played a vital role in ensuring the relationships between Antwerp and Moscow could thrive, for which I can only express our deepest gratitude. We look forward to continue being a privileged partner of the world's largest miner, ALROSA, and therefore also warmly welcome Mr. Akil Zubir to Antwerp."