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IGC Group NV hires Industry Veteran Kim E. Pelletier to Lead IGC Brand Services

IGC Group NV hires Industry Veteran Kim E. Pelletier to Lead IGC Brand Services IGC Group Antwerp, has appointed Kim E. Pelletier as President of its fine jewelry division, IGC Brand Services located in Chicago, Illinois. In her new role, Ms. Pelletier will lead the team to realign their business focus and relaunch their Naledi jewelry brand.

Ms. Pelletier has had a long and varied career in the jewelry industry working for notable brands such as DeBeers, Polygon, Hearts On Fire, John Hardy, and most recently for the designer jewelry brands Stephen Dweck and Michael Aram.

Ms. Pelletier has worked in many facets in the industry with the primary focus being Sales and Marketing functions, leading the sales teams at both Hearts On Fire and John Hardy in the position of Vice President of Sales. Ms. Pelletier was also a key contributor to production, inventory forecasting, merchandising, product design, talent recruitment and leadership. IGC Brand Services will allow Ms. Pelletier to bring together all of her professional experience as she works with the team to reinvent the IGC Chicago Office.

“We are excited to have Kim on the team to lead our Chicago business unit. Her talents, experience and long-established connections in the jewelry area of the industry in particular, bring an expertise which we have not had prior to her joining the company. As one of DeBeers oldest sight holders, we at IGC value longevity and commitment which Kim has exhibited throughout her career. Kim’s diamond experience and jewelry background make her the perfect fit for this new challenge,” commented Jacques Claes, President of IGC Group NV.

IGC Brand Services will relaunch the Naledi Brand at the 2019 JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show.

IGC Brand Services designs beautiful and original branded jewelry and manufactures loose diamonds of the highest quality and beauty.

IGC Brand Services is a member of The IGC Group. The IGC Group (www.igcgroup.com) employs approximately 2000 people in Europe, Asia, and the United States & Africa. Our employees are experts in diamond & jewelry manufacturing, jewelry design, diamond & jewelry sales, marketing & technology. The IGC Group has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. It has been in business since 1912 & operates 3 diamond cutting factories in Botswana, Laos & Thailand & has a jewelry manufacturing division in Thailand.

IGC Brands is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council continually focuses on delivering an ethical, transparent & verifiable supply chain that contributes to sustainable economic development, proudly incorporating Fair Mined Gold & Botswana diamonds in our jewelry collections.

IGC Groups history incorporates five generations of diamond expertise which has underpinned the success of one of the world's oldest diamond firms. Jacques Claes, assisted by his father Frans Claes, a diamond cutter, established the company in 1912. A major milestone in IGC Group’s history was the establishment of a large polishing factory in Thailand in 1980. Since then, two more factories have joined the group: one in Laos in 1999 and another in Botswana in 2007.

Known all over the world for its finest make, IGC Group is a strategic diamond partner for the Swiss watch industry, high-end retailers and jewelry manufacturers worldwide.
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