OUR TEAM

Investing in people.

Through a meticulous recruiting process, we have worked hard to unearth a talented and diverse team of individuals equipped with the unique range of competencies and skills required to offer a bespoke service to all of our clients. This service benefits from continuous interaction with De Beers and an on-the-ground presence in all the major diamond centres.

Arik Sela

UK Office


Arik Sela is the Managing Director of the Hennig Group. After graduating from the Israeli Air Force Academy and eight years of active air-force service, Arik joined the Company in 1988 as Deputy Managing Director of the Israeli branch.

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Alex Beal

UK Office


Alex joined Hennig in May 2007 following 18 years with De Beers. His career started on the rough sorting floors, and after gaining a solid knowledge of the full range of De Beers’ assortments and prices, he joined the overseas buying staff.

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Frank Auger

South Africa Office


Frank joined Hennig in 2021 after 31 years with the De Beers Group. His career in the diamond industry started after studying at Swansea University, spending 4 years as a diamond sorter in the Charterhouse Street office.

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Ilan Carny

Israel Office


Ilan Carny joined Hennig in 2019, as Group’s VP Managing Director in Israel, and was appointed Managing Director of the Israel office in January 2022. Prior to joining our team, Ilan worked as a Senior Sales Manager within the Travel Retail sector. During the years 2007-2013 Ilan worked for SodaStream and served as one of its leadership team who led the company towards its successful IPO on NASDAQ in 2010.

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Jamie Mordaunt

UK Office


Jamie joined Hennig in London in April 2012 after spending 13 years with De Beers.

Jamie gained manufacturing experience before joining the DTC’s Sales Department where he managed a team of Key Account Managers after

which he led the strategic development of the Forevermark project .

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Jeffrey Schwartz

UK Office


Jeffrey Schwartz joined Hennig in 2001 to manage the UK office and IT infrastructure. As well as being responsible for the development of our proprietary software, Jeffrey advises our clients on De Beers’ Best Practice Principles.

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Kersi Bhikhaji

India Office


Kersi Bhikhaji has been part of the Hennig family for the past 25 years.

Kersi graduated from the Mumbai University in 1989 in Commerce.

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Naftoly Horowitz

USA Office


Naftoly Horowitz entered the diamond industry in 1972 as a broker selling rough diamonds and established a reputation as a trusted negotiator at all levels of the business.

Naftoly joined Hennig in 1977 as Managing Director of the USA operations.

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Nilesh Pillay

India Office


Nilesh joined Hennig’s Mumbai office in September 2020 after working with Rio Tinto for over 30 years. During his tenure at Rio Tinto he worked in several roles in the Mumbai office, the last being as Supply Chain Manager.

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Sarah Stewart

UK Office


Sarah Stewart joined Hennig in 2003 as Group Finance Director. In addition to her main responsibilities of looking after Hennig’s finances and investments she assists clients with the financial aspects of their DTC Sight Application.

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Tshebetso Kgatlwane

Botswana Office


Teekay joined Hennig in January 2008 as director of the new Botswana office located in Gaborone. Having gained a Masters degree in Town Planning from the University of Nottingham, England, Teekay worked for the Botswana Government for 22 years.

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Zack Uchovsky

Israel Office


Zack Uchovsky is the Global Head of Business Development at Hennig. Zack joined the company in 2019 and is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing new business development initiatives globally. Zack brings broad experience in new business development, M&A and strategy consulting.

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