Founder and chief executive officer of Gemological Science International (GSI)), Mark Gershburg, has made the decision to step down as director of US Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA).

The USKPA is the only organisation of its kind in the world. It’s a trade association that works closely with the U.S. Government to prevent the infiltration of “conflict diamonds” into legitimate trade.

Proud to be part of the worldwide fight against illicit diamonds, Gershburg has spent over a decade as one of the three directors for the USKPA.


Gershburg comments: “It was a difficult decision to make, but the growth of GSI left me very little time for other activities. I don’t want to be part of any organisation if I can’t dedicate my time to it. I hope that my departure from the USKPA will be an opportunity for it to bring in younger generation as my replacement. This way we can ensure that the fight against illicit diamond trade will continue and the younger generations will be engaged in this important initiative.”

He adds: “I on other hand will be able to concentrate on GSI while it continues to expand globally and diversify its services in the ever evolving diamond industry.”