Meet Edward Asscher, WDC President, a webinar by WFDB’s Young Diamantaires

The Young Diamantaires of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) hosted WDC President Edward Asscher on January 20, 2022, during a webinar on January 20, 2022, entitled “A lifetime of commitment to the diamond industry.”

Presentation to WDC President Edward Asscher of Initiatives in Art and Culture Award for extraordinary achievement

On July 15, 2021, WDC President Edward Asscher was presented with the Initiatives in Art and Culture Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries, during the final session of IAC’s 11th Annual Gold and Diamond Conference.

Message from the WDC Vice President: United resolve and cooperation will push us forward

Governments, communities, employees, and many other stakeholders rely on the strength of the positive impact that diamonds deliver, so I’m excited to help lead the WDC’s continued drive for progress and look forward to working in a proactive, cooperative and transparent manner.

WDC and RJC enter cross-membership partnership to impact on lives and livelihoods throughout supply chain

The World Diamond Council (WDC) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct. The two leading diamond and jewelry industry organizations are dedicated to the adoption of responsible business practices across the supply chain.

WDC President Asscher’s video message to the Guangzhou International Jewellery & Diamond Conference

The goals of the World Diamond Council are to preserve and protect the integrity of the Kimberley Process and the entire diamond value chain, WDC President Edward Asscher stressed in a video message during the opening of the the Guangzhou International Jewellery & Diamond Conference on October 29, 2020.

WDC’s 2020 AGM focuses on the latest KP developments and industry’s efforts to source responsibly, despite pandemic

Members of the World Diamond Council assembled for the organization’s Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2020, joined by invited guests, among them representatives of the governments involved in the Kimberley Process and members of civil society. In contrast to previous WDC AGMs, this gathering was not held in person but rather by videoconference, a consequence of the many travel restrictions in place worldwide because of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Report of WDC President Edward Asscher to the 2020 Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2020

Reporting to the virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2020, WDC President Edward Asscher describes the state of the WDC, the role played by the diamond industry representative in the Kimberley Process, and the efforts being to ensure the integrity of the diamond value chain, from mine to retail.

Panel discussion on meeting changing diamond consumer expectations, during WDC’s 2020 AGM

The World Diamond Council’s 2020 Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2020, featured a panel discussion on the diamond industry’s industry’s role in meeting the expectations of the changing consumer.

Message from the WDC Executive Director: 2020, the year everything changed

If we take stock of all that happened in the past 12 months, it is possible to find hope for better days. Something tells me that, thanks to these most challenging times, to use a euphemism, our sense of purpose and our resolve to bring positive impact have become clearer and stronger.

WDC Board of Directors confirms its leadership for the next two years

Edward Asscher will serve as WDC President and Feriel Zerouki becomes the first woman to serve as WDC Vice President.