Iris Alexander

Iris commenced her career with Everbright Bank international finance in China before moving to Australia and building highly successful financial advisory, investment banking and commodities trading business. She was involved in a number of significant transactions and capital raisings. Recently, Iris founded Finest Jewellery by Iris Alexander, a high end boutique diamond jewellery brand focusing on Asia retail markets.

Juan van der Westhuizen

Juan grew up in Kimberley, South Africa and joined his family’s alluvial diamond mining business after finishing University in 1999. Since 2001 until present, he has also been actively involved in international diamond trading and during 2004 to 2006 he was involved with the listing of a junior diamond mining company on AIM in London. Juan has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the South African diamond industry.

Phil Brilus

Phil is a highly experienced diamond valuer and diamond industry professional with over 30 years career with Diamond Trading Company (De Beers), Rio Tinto, eDiamond and DDA Trading. He worked in every significant centre of diamond industry including South Africa, Namibia, London, Anwerp, Tel Aviv and Moscow. He is currently a CEO of DDA Trading BVBA – online diamond trading platform based in Antwerp.

Alex Alexander

Alex was the founder and managing director of Summit Capital Ltd, a financial advisory firm with a particular focus on resources, commodities and in particular diamonds. He has played a leading role in a number of capital raisings and corporate transactions and was an Executive Chairman of two listed companies. Prior to Summit Capital, Alex was a stockbroker with Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO and a group executive with Westpac Bank.