The board of directors for the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) reelected Moti Ganz as its chairman. Ganz also serves as president of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and is honorary president of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA). Ganz said that his main goal for this new term would be to create a comprehensive 10-year strategic plan for IDI, in order to position the Israeli diamond industry as a global leader in rough and polished diamonds.
said, ''I am grateful to the board of directors for this vote of
confidence, and promise to continue to act for the advancement of the
Israeli diamond industry.''
During his previous terms as chairman
of IDI, Ganz has promoted the industry’s marketing efforts into China
and India, opened a representative office in Hong Kong and expanded
IDI's trade show presence in India, Thailand and China. Subsequently,
the number of Israeli exhibitors in key trade shows has grown
exponentially, according to IDI.
Additionally, Ganz has worked
with the banks and the government to ensure favorable terms for the
local industry. He promoted cooperation among all industry parties and
lobbied for open dialogue with the major rough producers to ensure a
constant rough supply to Israel.
Ganz owns the MotiGanz Diamond
Group, a manufacturer with operations in Israel, China, India and
Botswana. Ganz began his career in the Israeli diamond industry in 1982
and in 1989 he received the country's ''Outstanding Exporter Award,''
and in 1991 his firm became a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) sightholder.