October 29, 2021 – ALROSA has resumed on-site meetings with its long-term clients, previously postponed due to the pandemic. The delegation, headed by ALROSA’s Deputy CEO Evgeny Agureev, paid a visit to the company’s partners in India. As soon as restrictions allow, the company plans to visit its clients in all international diamond centers, starting with the world’s largest diamond hub in Antwerp.
Companies originating from India account for over two thirds of the ALROSA Alliance Community. The Community brings together the company’s existing and potential clients, based off their adherence to responsible business principles and proven track record as responsible buyers of rough diamonds.
ALROSA’s representatives, including Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, Stanislav Martanus, Head of Customer Policy Center, Dmitry Amelkin, Director of Cutting and Polishing Division, and Jim Vimadalal, Director of ALROSA's representative office in India, last week visited the world’s largest diamond manufacturing hub in Surat and Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai.
Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO of ALROSA, said: “The Indian diamond cutting and polishing industry is ALROSA’s long time honored partner. As the global cutting and polishing center, India processes more than 90 percent of all diamonds in the world, including ALROSA’s. In March 2020, the pandemic interrupted our regular meetings with international partners. We are glad that regulations allowed us to pay a visit to India before the Diwali festive break. ALROSA pays close attention to additional value creation, so we visited not only our long-term clients’ cutting and polishing facilities, but also jewelry factories. All clients are equally important to us. We look forward to visiting them as soon as travel restrictions allow.”
ALROSA established its representative office in Mumbai, India, in April 2018. With part of the country’s diamond trade historically conducted in diamond trading hubs across the world, ALROSA is constantly increasing its direct cooperation with partners in India.