Diamonds are now a competitive global asset class.

The Singapore Diamond Mint creates a link to the world of global finance through deep integration with the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange.™

Meet the Board of Directors
  • Tan Sri Dato' (DR) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping,CBE


    Francis is the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, an integrated infrastructure conglomerate with a market capitalisation of over USD3.4 billion and 15 million customers in 3 continents.

    Francis has grown the group from its beginnings as a construction company in the 1980s into a global infrastructure and utilities conglomerate. He is Chairman of Wessex Water UK and YTL Power Seraya in Singapore.

    He was ranked by both Fortune and Businessweek magazines as Asia's 25 Most Powerful and Influential Business Personalities and advocates Godly stewardship of business.

    He was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and serves as a Non-Executive Director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited as well as the Advisory Councils of INSEAD, the London Business School, and the Wharton School

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  • Simon Murray, CBE


    Simon Murray is the Chairman and founder of SMC and GEMS. Having lived in Asia for over 50 years, he has extensive experience investing and operating in the finance, transportation, natural resources, infrastructure and power sectors.

    He was CEO of Hutchinson Group, the flagship company of Li Ka Shing. Previously he has been Chairman of Deutsche Bank Asia, Chairman of Glencore Plc, the world’s largest natural resources trading, Chairman of Gulf Keystone Petroleum, an independent exploration and production company, and has previously served on the boards or held advisory positions at numerous world known companies like Vodafone, Huawei, Tommy Hilfiger, Vivendi Universal, Hermès, Richmont Group, General Electric (USA), CNOOC, Macquarie Bank, NM Rothschild, Usinor SA and Bain & Company.

    Simon is involved in international charity work and serves as an Ambassador of the Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission

  • Alain Vandenborre


    Alain is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange, which provides the basis for liquidity and price transparency for the Diamond Bullion and other SDiX-traded products. Alain serves as Executive Director at The Singapore Diamond Mint Co., and is a successful serial entrepreneur and private investor with over 25 years of experience. Alain founded his first company at the age of 26 in laser microelectronics technology.

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