Kim E. Pelletier named CEO of WFDB’s Get Diamonds platform
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced that it has recruited industry veteran Kim E. Pelletier to serve as CEO of the newly formed Get Diamonds B2B diamond trading platform. Get Diamonds, which is owned by the WFDB, is the only non-profit entity diamond trading platform whose slogan is “By the industry, for the industry.”
Get Diamonds is operated by Lucy Platforms, an Israel-based hi-tech company that uses state-of-the-art technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) to create a most advanced diamond trading platform.
Since launching in March, Get Diamonds has become the largest diamond trading platform in the world, with 1.3 million stones listed. Its 5.8 billion dollar total value of listings demonstrates the desire of the industry for an alternative trading platform that brings added value to industry members.
Yoram Dvash, Acting President of the WFDB said, “We sought a strong leader from within the industry for Get Diamonds, in order for this extraordinary enterprise to reach its full potential. Kim Pelletier is—we believe—the most qualified person to take on this position. As former Sales & Marketing VP for Polygon, Kim not only has the experience involved in managing and growing B2B diamond platforms, she’s done so successfully in a challenging marketplace.”
Kim Pelletier was most recently president of IGC Jewelry & Diamonds, has served as vice-president at Hearts On Fire, Memoire, and John Hardy, and was a Field Director for De Beers’ Diamond Promotion Service.
“I am both thrilled, and humbled, to be offered this exciting new challenge,” said Pelletier. “A B2B diamond trading platform created by and for the members it serves is clearly an idea whose time has come. Finding new ways to deliver strong business value to diamond companies and retail jewelers at Polygon was one of the most fulfilling challenges I’ve ever had. This will reprise that role, but now with a truly global reach, and with the full backing of the WFDB itself.