RAPAPORT... 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.
Ganz 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.'' In 1991, his firm became a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) sightholder.