Contributor Profile

Jean-Marc Lieberherr

Job TitleCEO

Company NameDiamond Producers Association



Jean-Marc Lieberherr is the Chief Executive Officer of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA).  A respected industry leader and sought-after global expert and spokesperson across all facets of the diamond value chain, Jean-Marc’s diamond experience spans from the management of diamond mining operations on three continents to the marketing of rough and polished diamonds in all international markets.

Jean-Marc came to the DPA from Rio Tinto’s Diamond division, where he held the roles of Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director from 2005 – 2016.   While in his position as Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s Diamond division, Jean-Marc served on the Board of the World Diamond Council, co-founded the DPA and was elected its first Chairman.  He moved from chairing the new organization to running it in February 2016.

Prior to joining the diamond industry, Jean-Marc spent 15 years in international sales and marketing positions with LVMH and Unilever.  He is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a MBA from INSEAD.  A French native, Jean-Marc speaks several languages and lives with his wife and four children in Antwerp, Belgium.


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