In recognition of his extensive contributions to the diamond industry, the Federation of Belgian Diamonds Bourses in Antwerp announced that Avi Paz has been awarded an honorary membership on the FBDB’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Paz has earned many awards and accolades throughout his career. He most recently served as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange and continues in his current role as president of the World Federation of Diamonds Bourses. Mr. Paz also has longstanding ties to Belgium, the country in which he was reared and educated. He attended elementary and high school in Antwerp before moving onto Vilvoorde, where he completed his studies in agronomic engineering.
“When I was president of the Israel Diamond Exchange, ties between the diamond exchange in Belgium and the exchange in Israel were very good and warm, with a lot of mutual cooperation and respect. I am convinced that this will continue. We must remember that many of the pioneers in the Israeli diamond industry came to us (and to the world) from Belgium”, said Mr. paz.