Management & Professional Staff
Recognised in the diamond industry for his innovative and entrepreneurial skills, over a period of 15 years Joseph Kuzi has amassed a wealth of experience in countries. In 1994, Joseph became the partner and managing director of Israel-based UBEX Ltd., and was instrumental in develop the once small diamond firm into a multi-million dollar operation, growing from U.S. $5 million worth of exports into a US $140 million business within six years. With such achievements, Mr. Kuzi, along with his company received the "Outstanding Exporter 1998 Award from Israel's Ministry of Trade and Industry, the most prestigious award given out to members of the industry in one of the world's leading diamond centres.
Founder & CEO
In 2000, Mr. Kuzi founded KUZI Ltd., a company dedicated to developing new diamonds. Within a targeted 18-month period the firm was positioned among the top 50 exporters in the Israeli diamond exchange. After selling the operation in April 2003, Mr. Kuzi completed the AMP program at Harvard Business Scholl after which, he took the job of Joint Managing Director of IGAT London, holding the position for two years. Since 2006, he has served as a private consultant to diamond-related companies.
Mr. Kuzi began his professional career in the high tech sector. Following an 11-year period of service in the Israeli Air Force, during which period he completed a Practical Engineering degree at Tel Aviv University, in 1984 onwards, he was appointed the U.S. Desk Manager in the marketing division of EL-OP Electro Optics Industries, serving 10 years in the position.