NEW YORK, NY, November 10, 2016 - The World Diamond Council has initiated an international search for a new Executive Director (ED) to replace the outgoing current ED Patricia Syvrud in 2017. The WDC ED, working under the authority of the WDC President and Executive Committee, will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organization, including managing the budget and membership drives, providing strategy implementation, liaising with government, stakeholders and other organizations, and representing the WDC in the Kimberley Process and its various committees.
To fill the opening, the WDC invites applications from individuals with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in an administrative role, of which at least five years has been in a senior management position. General experience with extractives, commodities, manufacturing, specialty goods, retail or product supply chains would be an advantage, as would experience in leading an international body, knowledge about corporate and social responsibility, voluntary commitments and the implementation of intergovernmental agreements.
On behalf of the entire WDC I would like to extend sincere gratitude to Ms. Syvrud for the work done,” said Andrey Polyakov, WDC President. “Over the past two years, with her active involvement we have successfully reformed the WDC, turning it into a more efficient and sustainable organization and built a solid foundation for its future. An incoming Executive Director must take the organization to a new level, move the industry’s KP agenda forward and implement the WDC strategic objectives.”
The World Diamond Council does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
More details about the ED position can be down loaded from the WDC website at
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae no later than December 12, 2016, to firstname.lastname@example.org.