|In an official note to the media, Russian diamond mining company Alrosa confirmed that Andrey Polyakov had resigned as president of the World Diamond Council, and that he will be leaving Alrosa in the near future.
Commenting on Polyakov's departure, Alrosa President Sergey Ivanov says, "During the 13 years at ALROSA, Andrey has done much not only for the company, but also for the development of cooperation between major players of the international diamond market." Continues Ivanov: "I accepted Polyakov's request to continue his career outside the company, since all of the most important tasks and projects he was working on in recent years have been successfully accomplished and implemented. ALROSA is grateful to Andrey Polyakov for his contribution to the development of the company. I am confident that his knowledge and experience will be in demand in other major projects, which he plans to deal with," added Ivanov.