Hamida Belkadi, chief executive officer of De Beers Diamond Jewellers U.S., is leaving the company at the end of this year.
Belkadi has been U.S. ceo since 2009 and joined the firm in 2005. She said she intends to “pursue new career interests.”
Global ceo François Delage said: “Since February 2009, she has been responsible for the entire business, which she has managed for us through a particularly difficult economic climate. Throughout her tenure, Hamida has shown great passion and commitment.”