Sahar Atid Yair Sahar President of the Israeli Diamond Exchange
Yair Sahar joined the diamond industry in 1980, following in the footsteps of his father-in-law, Nisan Shmueli. After a training period as a cleaver, Sahar opened a cleaving plant. In 1990, he set up a diamond polishing plant, and with the introduction of laser cleaving in the diamond industry, he set up a laser cleaving plant. In 1999, Yair Sahar formed a partnership for diamond cleaving, manufacturing and trade with Mordechai Abu. This firm now employs approximately 40 workers.
Sahar first became involved in public activity in the industry in the late 1990s, as an observer on the IsDMA Executive Committee. In 2001, he was elected for the first time to the Executive Committee. He now serves as chairman of the Organization Committee and a member of the Young Generation, Finance, DTC and Tax Committees.
In addition, Yair Sahar is active in the Israel Diamond Exchange, of which he became a member in 1986. He serves on the Arbitrators Board of the Exchange and served in the past as an observer on the Administrative Committee for Ongoing Matters.
In the 2004 elections, Sahar was elected second and is involved as Member of the Presidium and chairman of the Finance Committee.
On July 7, 2011 The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) elected Yair Sahar, owner of Sahar-Atid Diamonds, to be its new president.