Israeli Diamond Bourse, October 2014: The Israel Diamond Exchange awarded Ehud Laniado with an honorary membership at a ceremony held in the boardroom of the Tel Aviv diamond bourse this October.
In the presence of the Israeli diamond industry’s leading lights, including president of the Israel Diamond Exhange, Shmuel Schnitzer and Israel Diamond Exchange director, Moti Besser, Ehud Laniado was presented with a certificate recognizing his remarkable contribution to the Israeli diamond industry through his work bringing substantial quantities of valuable rough stones to Israel each year.During his acceptance speech, Ehud Laniado announced he has pledged a $300,000 donation towards the manufacturing centre at the Israel Diamond Exchange currently under construction.
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Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond valuation, trading, manufacturing, retail and consultancy services, Laniado has mastered both the miniscule details of evaluating and pricing individual rough diamonds and the entire structure of the diamond industry. Today, his global operations are at the forefront of the industry, recognised in diamond capitals from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and Hong Kong to New York.