Alan Lowe | Officer
Alan Lowe, 66, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After completing school at St Stithians College in Johannesburg and a B.Com degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, he entered the commercial world. He completed gemmological courses from the Jewellery Council of South Africa, GIA and EGL and earned a Business diploma from Damelin College in South Africa.
In 1980, he opened up an EGL diamond grading laboratory in South Africa.
EGL South Africa expanded into the grading of coloured gemstones in 1996. This was also the year that the EGL College of Gemmology was opened and provides courses in diamond and coloured stones to dealers, retailers and traders to the African continent and Mauritius.
He then opened up the laboratory and college in Cape Town to heed to the requests from the dealers and trade in the Western Cape. His goal was and remains to have the laboratory as a world class facility providing services to the African continent
He also sat on the TRG committee to set up the diamond production and grading standards for the Mining Qualifications Authority of South Africa
Mr Lowe has been a member of the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa since 2001 and has been an Executive member of the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa since 2006 and has served as an Arbitration and Crime sub- committee member.
Mr Lowe is currently an IDC officer.
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