Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...


Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Anglo American names Matt Walker CEO of its marketing business

13 october 2023

Anglo American has appointed Matt Walker as chief executive of its marketing business following Peter Whitcutt's decision to leave the group after 33 years of service.

Walker will assume his new position and join Anglo American's Executive Leadership Team effective December 1, 2023.

He joined Anglo American's finance team in 2007 and has served as group head of corporate finance since 2021, after serving as group treasurer for three years. He has served in a variety of top financial and other positions with Anglo American, notably as the chief financial officer of the copper company in Chile.

“I am delighted that Matt will be joining our Executive Leadership Team as CEO of our Marketing business – an increasingly important value driver for Anglo American as our primary interface with our major industrial customers,” said Anglo chief executive Duncan Wanblad.

“Matt’s financial and commercial experience gained across both corporate and business roles stands him in excellent stead to continue to develop our Marketing platform to match our wider strategic ambitions for Anglo American.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished