About WDC

Structure of the WDC

The WDC currently has 40 members representing the entire diamond industry from miners to jewelers and associations, making it the only diamond body where the supply chain is represented in full. The world’s largest diamond miners and jewelry retailers are members, as are numerous smaller companies. The bulk of members of the international diamond industry is represented through the national and international associations that are WDC members.
The governance of the WDC is vested in its 20-member Board of Directors, which is structured to represent the diversity the diamond value chain. Four directors each represent companies or organizations engaged in the mining of diamonds, the retail sale of diamonds or diamond jewelry, the wholesale trading of diamonds, the cutting and polishing of diamonds, and other industry stakeholders. Permanent seats on the Board of Directors are assigned to representatives of the WFDB, IDMA and CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation.
The officers of the WDC are the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. The President serves for a nonrenewable term of two years and is automatically succeeded by the Vice President at the end of the period. The President and Vice President are always from different industry categories, so as to ensure fair representation of the diamond value chain.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

20 MEMBERS

EXTRACTION

MANUFACTURING

4 Directors
4 Directors

WHOLESALE

RETAIL

4 Directors
4 Directors

AT LARGE

4 Directors
One representative each from WFDB, IDMA and CIBJO always fill three of the 20 sector category positions.

OFFICERS

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Executive
Director

STANDING COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The members of the Executive Committee are selected by and from the Board of Directors and consist of the Officers of the WDC, the representatives of WFDB, IDMA and CIBJO, and one to three Directors proposed by the President, preferably from membership categories not already represented by the Officers or WFDB, IDMA and CIBJO representatives.

Kimberley Process Task Force
Communications Committee
Technical Committee
Finance Ciommittee
Audit Committee
Nominating Committee

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Strategic Planning Committee
Membership Committee
Bylaws Committee