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...

16 april 2024

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

AngloGold Ashanti chairperson steps down

13 march 2024

AngloGold Ashanti chairperson and independent non-executive director, Maria Ramos, has elected not to stand for re-election at the upcoming annual general meeting(AGM) of shareholders on 28 May 2024.

The board of directors has voted unanimously to appoint Jochen Tilk as the new chairperson, subject to his re-election at the AGM.

Tilk the former president and chief executive of Potash, a large producer of crop nutrients and Inmet Mining, a global mining company.

Ramos served as director of AngloGold Ashanti since 1 June 2019 and chairperson since 5 December 2020.

“We are grateful for Maria’s enormous contribution to AngloGold Ashanti during her tenure as [chairperson],” said company chief executive Alberto Calderon.

“She has exemplified the highest levels of ethics, governance and strategic guidance while being a great support to me in my role. We wish her the very best and every success in her new endeavours.”

During her tenure AngloGold Ashanti made strides in advancing its strategy and delivering on its objectives, through a new talented and effective leadership team, said the company’s lead independent director Rhidwaan Gasant.

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