• De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is “boldly confronting” its and the industry’s 140-year legacy of male domination in mines and in corporate structures by executing a strategy to ensure equal opportunities for women in its own business. The comments were made by DBCM director and the company’s Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP, Nompumelelo Zikalala, and organizational effectiveness lead Varsha Morar at training and conference company Intelligence Transfer Centre’s recent seventh annual Women in Mining conference held in Johannesburg, reported Mining Weekly.

  • Leo Schachter Diamonds has appointed Joseph Green executive vice president of sales. Green was previously senior vice president at jewelry firms Frederick Goldman and Ritani. Leo Schachter Diamonds said in a statement that Green would be part of its independent retail channel.

  • The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eli Avidar, the Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Institute, as its new Managing Director, effective immediately. Avidar replaces Moti Besser who completed two terms as Managing Director. Avidar served as the IDI's Managing Director since January 2007, and was previously in Israel's Foreign Service.

  • Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. says that Brooke Clements has stepped down as President and CEO of its wholly owned subsidiary, Peregrine Exploration Ltd. Peregrine Exploration Chairman Eric Friedland has been appointed President and will remain Chairman. Clements has been President and CEO of Peregrine Exploration since last February. From 2007 through January 2015 he was President of Peregrine Diamonds. During that period, he led the company through the discovery and evaluation of the Chidliak diamond project in Nunavut. Clements will continue to act as a consultant to the company.

  • Nimesh joins from Anglo American where he was Group Head of Corporate Finance and succeeds Gareth Mostyn who will take up the role of Executive Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs in the New Year. Prior to joining Anglo American, Nimesh spent 15 years in investment banking at JPMorgan and as a Managing Director at UBS.

  • Rudy Chavez, veteran president of Baume & Mercier North America, is leaving the watch brand to become a vice president of Cartier, JCK reports. Chavez joined Baume & Mercier in 2003 as vice president of sales and president of its North American unit three years later. Neither Baume & Mercier nor Cartier officially commented, JCK added. Early last month, Cartier's parent company, Compagnie Financière Richemont, announced that CEO Stanislas de Quercize would step down for personal reasons, effective immediately.