World Gold Council appoints new jewellery MD

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David Lamb joins the WGC from the Diamond Trading Company.

The World Gold Council (WGC) has appointed David Lamb as its new managing director for jewellery.

Lamb, who joins the organisation in July, will be based in New York and will take over strategic development of the gold jewellery market worldwide, with emphasis on building the premium market in the USA.

He will also be a member of the council’s Leadership Team, reporting directly to WGC CEO Aram Shishmanian.

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Shishmanian said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the WGC as he has a proven track-record of break-through thinking and creativity, which will be of particular value to the WGC and its partners in jewellery markets around the world. I am sure his vision and depth of experience will help re invigorate the premium gold jewellery market in the United States and guide the continued growth of the markets in China, India and the Middle East.”

Lamb formerly worked as an Executive Director of the Diamond Trading Company (DTC), the sales and marketing arm of De Beers, as Worldwide Marketing Director and then Chief Strategy Officer.

Before DTC, Lamb worked for more than 20 years at leading international advertising companies, including JWT Worldwide, where he was executive vice-president, head of worldwide account planning and head of multinational clients.

“I am tremendously excited by this challenge,” said Lamb. “In a world where consumers are moving towards a deeper involvement with fewer, better things, gold is uniquely placed to define what is truly precious.”

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