The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has hired a London-based head of external affairs and industry relations.

Effective from today (Nov1), Raluca Anghel has been charged with leading the development and implementation of the DPA’s external engagement strategy, in close collaboration with its Members.

The head of external affairs and industry relations is a new position for the DPA.


In her position, Raluca, who has previously held positions with Microsoft Europe and more recently the European Parliament, will engage with main industry bodies to ensure alignment and leverage opportunities for collective industry action, including joint communication programs.

Anghel will also lead the DPA’s global public affairs agenda in important areas such as terminologies and nomenclature and she will take responsibility for the DPA’s industry programs, including the ASSURE Program. Futhermore, she will head up the DPA’s communication activities in Europe.

In the role, Anghel will report into the DPA’s chief executive.

DPA chief exec, Jean-Marc Lieberherr, says: “There is a great need and opportunity for all major industry organisations to work closely together on progressing a joint agenda. Raluca’s collaborative style and strong communications background will make her an important asset not only to the DPA but to the industry as a whole. We are delighted to welcome Raluca to our team.”

Anghel adds: “I am very honoured to be part of this unique industry that touches the lives of so many people at a global level. At the DPA, I look forward to working with key stakeholders such as leading diamond companies and international organisations in promoting the reputation and integrity of the diamond industry, as well as ensuring its long-term sustainability in times of profound social and economic changes.”