Varda Shina Former CEO, De Beers Diamond Trading Company

Varda Shine is recognised as one of the major powerbrokers in the international jewellery trade, with a career in diamonds, the ultimate luxury product, spanning 30 years. As CEO of De Beers Diamond Trading Company (DTC), Varda led the business to deliver record sales and profits. Working across borders, she developed pioneering approaches to collaborating with government partners from Southern Africa to Canada. She has overseen the creation of an international network of public/private joint-venture operations in sensitive and multi-cultural environments, dealing with complex supply chain while delivering on the expectations of major international clients.