Rebecca Foerster

President of ALROSA USA

Rebecca Foerster is the President of Alrosa USA — the Russian diamond giant that mines more diamonds than any other company in the world. She is involved in all aspects of work at their U.S. affiliate office in New York. She is responsible for the development of rough and polished diamond sales trade and customer relations, marketing program development and implementation, and market research. Rebecca is also the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing for Leo Schachter Diamonds (one of the largest diamond suppliers in the U.S.), and before joining them in 2014, she was Vice President, in charge of Rio Tinto’s North America’s representative office. Ms. Foerster has an extensive background in marketing and branding across a number of industries. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Foerster worked for nine years as Vice President of Marketing for Frederick Goldman, where she launched major brands such as Keepsake and CutCarved. She has also worked in the U.S. fragrance and cosmetic industries at companies such as Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, and the Lancaster Group. Ms. Foerster serves on the Board of Directors for the Diamond Empowerment Fund, the Women’s Jewelry Association, and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. She is also on the Executive Committee, and chairs the Marketing Committee for the Diamond Empowerment Fund.