The Antwerp diamond industry mourns the death of Jacques – Jacky – Korn, who passed away today.
Jacky Korn, a respected member of Antwerp’s diamond community for over 40 years, stood at the helm of one of the city’s highly regarded diamond institutes, the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, between 2016 and 2020. In May, he stepped down as President, passing the torch to David Gotlib. Korn also served on the Board of Directors of the AWDC for nearly a decade, bearing witness to his unwavering commitment to strengthen Antwerp’s diamond legacy. “Jacky was well-loved, a charming man with a great sense of humor, but also a great leader, who could be tough and make difficult decisions when needed. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family”, AWDC President Chaim Pluczenik commented.