Previous News:
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
May 2016
April 2016
December 2015
March 2015
January 2015
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
January 2013
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011

Opsydia welcomes Jonathan Kendall as Non-Executive Director

The UK-based sub-surface laser technology specialist is strengthening its non-executive leadership team in response to significant new contracts and international growth

Leading diamond security specialist, Opsydia, has welcomed former De Beers Group Senior Executive, Jonathan Kendall, to its non-executive Board of Directors, starting immediately.

In his new role, Kendall will contribute towards Opsydia’s international strategy and will use his significant experience and expertise to serve as an advocate for Opsydia’s solutions and their innovative commercial benefits at all stages of the diamond pipeline. He will also assist in an advisory capacity, providing Opsydia with insights on regulatory and industry bodies in the diamond sector, as well as expansion opportunities in the USA, India, Southern Africa and China.

Kendall was the President of De Beers Group Industry Services and the Institute of Diamonds for five years and has held roles at CIBJO, the World Jewellery Federation for nearly 15 years. He will continue to serve as CIBJO’s Executive Vice President and will use his 20 years’ experience across all areas of the diamond trade, including rough sales, marketing and business development, to support Opsydia as it focuses on diamond security initiatives internationally.

Opsydia Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rimmer, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to Opsydia at this exciting time in our international growth and development. I am sure that Jonathan’s professional knowledge of the natural diamond sector, coupled with his leadership expertise, will give Opsydia a unique advantage and will help to spread the word of our innovative sub-surface laser technology. With his support, Opsydia can continue to provide solutions for businesses ready to take the next steps in diamond security and bolster their traceability and transparency initiatives.”

Kendall adds: “I look forward to working with Andrew and the Opsydia team in developing new strategies and supporting the company’s goals over the coming months. Thanks to a number of important partnerships, Opsydia is experiencing real market momentum and I look forward to playing a role in strengthening the diamond industry’s approach to security and empowering transparency and accurate disclosure initiatives in the diamond pipeline.”

Opsydia Chair, Dr Alistair Smith, continues: “The ability to provide demonstrable identity features that build trust among diamond consumers is key. Opsydia technology is a response to the ever-increasing pressure for greater authentication of the ethical origin of natural stones. I look forward to working alongside Jonathan to achieve our shared goals.”

The Opsydia System is based on cutting edge laser technology developed at the University of Oxford. It can place unique identity features in all diamond sizes, even melee stones of just 0.5 millimetres in diameter and is capable of processing 50,000 to 100,000 stones per year in an

industrial environment. Encryption techniques ensure the unique identifiers of one company with an Opsydia System cannot be fraudulently acquired and processed by another Opsydia user.

In recent months, Opsydia has focused on the two classifications of its sub-surface identifiers, Nano ID and Loupe ID, which allow diamond manufacturers, brands and grading houses to choose from a range of visibilities to suit their specific requirements. Both create a permanent physical link between a specific stone and its grading report, blockchain record or branded jewelry origins.

About Opsydia
Opsydia is a leading innovator in diamond security, combining cutting edge technology with immutable microscopic identifiers that form a physical link between a specific diamond and its grading report, blockchain record or branded jewelry origins. Using next generation sub-surface laser techniques, Opsydia provides a secure and tamper-proof way of confirming a diamond’s identity and empowers all stages of the diamond supply chain to protect the integrity of diamonds. Opsydia technology can be deployed across the globe for use by jewelers, miners, manufacturers and grading laboratories. For more information, please visit: www.opsydia.com.


AT: 06/30/2021 07:00:37 PM   LINK TO THIS NEWSLETTER
0 Comments:

Post a Comment
 
Comments are closed.
Copyright © 2009 - 2021 TRJ Publishing LLC.

Sitemap | Privacy Policy