Fischler Diamonds NV
Stéphane Fischler, 1958, a third generation diamantaire and began working at Fischler Diamonds in 1979. The firm was founded in 1953 by Aby and Cappi Fischler and the late Bram Fischler. Stéphane is a partner in the company.
Stéphane was re-elected as chairman of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) in June 2014. He served as the organization's Treasurer from March 2005, and was elected Vice-President and chairman of its Task Force in 2006. He is a former chairman of the board of HRD Research, i.e. the Centre for the Scientific and Technical Research for Diamond Manufacturing and Trade (WTOCD).
Since 1994, Stéphane has served as Vice-President of SBD (the Belgian Manufacturers Association). In 1998, he was elected as IDMA’s Secretary-General and Treasurer. In 2008, after 10 years in the position of Secretary-General, he resigned, but continues to serve as IDMA treasurer.
Endorsed by the IDMA and the WFDB, Stéphane Fischler was appointed chairman of the International Diamond Council (IDC) at the 2007 Presidents Meeting. He resigned in 2014 but remains an IDC vice chairman. He currently serves as vice president of the board of directors of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) and as an active board member of the Diamond and Jewellery Management Institute of Antwerp (DJMI).
He is a founding member of the World Diamond Council (WDC) and in 2012 was elected to serve as vice-chairman for the second time. He was a member of the WDC Steering Committee until 2008. He is also President of the ECDM (European Council of Diamond Manufacturers).
Stéphane is married to Jackie and is the father of two daughters.