The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed Kim E. Pelletier to serve as CEO of the newly formed Get Diamonds B2B diamond trading platform.
Pelletier was most recently president of IGC Jewelry & Diamonds, has served as vice-president at Hearts On Fire, Memoire, and John Hardy, and was a field director for De Beers’ Diamond Promotion Service.
Get Diamonds, which is owned by the WFDB, is a non-profit entity diamond trading platform, which is operated by Lucy Platforms, an Israel-based hi-tech company. Since launching in March, the group now has around 1.3 million stones listed.
Yoram Dvash, acting president of the WFDB, said: “We sought a strong leader from within the industry for Get Diamonds, in order for this extraordinary enterprise to reach its full potential.
“Kim Pelletier is—we believe—the most qualified person to take on this position. As former Sales and Marketing VP for Polygon, Kim not only has the experience involved in managing and growing B2B diamond platforms, she’s done so successfully in a challenging marketplace.”
Pelletier added: “I am both thrilled, and humbled, to be offered this exciting new challenge. A B2B diamond trading platform created by and for the members it serves is clearly an idea whose time has come.
“Finding new ways to deliver strong business value to diamond companies and retail jewelers at Polygon was one of the most fulfilling challenges I’ve ever had. This will reprise that role, but now with a truly global reach, and with the full backing of the WFDB itself.”