Diamond Producers Association names new CEO
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has announced that Jean-Marc Lieberherr will be stepping down from his role as chief executive officer at the end of his current contract period on December 31 2019.
His replacement has already been found, with David Kellie joining the organisation in December 2019, enabling a smooth transition of leadership.
David Kellie is a highly experienced marketer with a track record of success at a range of consumer brands, including 14 years at Ralph Lauren where he held a number of positions. He has most recently been with Watches of Switzerland, which he says has provided him with valuable insight into the needs and opportunities for diamond category marketing.
Jean-Marc Lieberherr leaves after taking on several leadership positions at the DPA since it was formed in December 2015, initially as its first Chairman, then as its CEO.
Jean-Marc Lieberherr commentS: “This is an emotional moment for me after four years of association with the DPA, but I am proud of what has been achieved since the DPA was created, and especially since it received increased funding from June 2017.
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