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U.S. Kimberley Process Authority Names New Director

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His appointment follows the resignation of another board member.

The U.S. Kimberley Process Authority has named a new board member.

Jerry Ehrenwald, who is CEO and president of the International Gemological Institute, is stepping into the role, Rapaport News reports.

The USKPA is a trade association that works closely with the U.S. government to prevent the infiltration of “conflict diamonds” into legitimate trade.

The organization will operate from IGI’s New York offices, according to Rapaport.

Martin Hochbaum, executive director of USKPA and a member of its board, was quoted as saying: “We look forward to working with Mr. Ehrenwald and the IGI staff to fulfill this meaningful mission for the U.S. rough diamond industry.”

Earlier this month, Mark Gershburg announced that he was stepping down as a director of USKPA. He had spent over a decade as one of the three directors for the organization.

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Gershburg, founder and CEO of Gemological Science International, said he needed to spend his time on his own business.

“It was a difficult decision to make, but the growth of GSI left me very little time for other activities,” Gershburg.

Read more at Rapaport.

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