Board

Our board is directly elected from the SBD members. By so doing, we can guarantee that our board is in tune with the reality in our sector.

General Assembly & Board of Directors

A maximum of 30 Effective Members are elected from the SBD membership base, who participate in the organic functioning of SBD and have the right to vote at the General Assembly. The Effective Members are elected for a term of three years. Each year, a part of the General Assembly is elected (according to a schedule) in order to preserve continuity on the General Assembly. The General Assembly appoints from its midst 8 to 10 Board Members: 1 President, 2 Vice-Presidents, 2 Secretaries-General, 2 Treasurers and 1 to 3 Councilors. Together, they form the Board of Directors (“Bestuursorgaan”). The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the organization. 
 
The SBD Board members and Managing Director represent the SBD members in the following national and international, sectoral and non-sectoral organizations: AWDC; Advisory Committee Professional Cards; Joint Committee 324 for blue collar workers and technical employees in the diamond cutting and polishing industry and diamond trade; State Holiday Trust for the Diamond Industry; Internal Compensation Fund for the Diamond Industry; Diamond Industry Fund; Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (Social Affairs Commission); Hoge Raad voor de Zelfstandigen en de KMO/ Conseil Supérieur des Indépendants et des PME; International Diamond Manufacturers Association; International Diamond Council and European Council for Diamond Manufacturers.

Photos: Shruti Mehta for Antwerp World Diamond Centre 
 

Board of Directors ("Bestuursorgaan")

Wim Ruythooren

Luc Vets Diamonds
Director

Paul Van der Steen

Antwerp Diamond Technology
Director

Bart De Hantsetters

Diamcad
Director

Jan Franckx

Hatodiam
Director

Dave Oste

HB Manufacturing
Director

Nader Murad

Group Murad
Director

Eva Van Looveren

3D Diamonds
Director

Tom Smets

Smets Diamant
Director

Bram Claes

IGC Group
Director

Danny Meylemans

Anversa
Director

Executive Director

Melissa Smet
Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry

General Assembly

Bart De Hantsetters - Voorzitter
Eduard Denckens - Erevoorzitter
Bram Claes
Jacques Claes
Philip Debels
Peter De Deyne
Johan Dieltjens
Julien Drybooms
Jan Franckx
Guy Gorenstein
Willy Henneuse
Jozef Heiremans
Geert Lens
Danny Meylemans
Nader Murad
Dave Oste
Chaim Pluczenik
Manuel Rappaport
Raphaël Rubin
Wim Ruythooren
Hiren Shah
Koen Smets
Tom Smets
Stanny Van Blerk
Paul Van der Steen
Kirill Van den Abbeele
Jozef Van Eyck
Chris Van Eyndt
Eva Van Looveren
Joachim Vets
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