Meet Our Leadership Team
After spending his whole professional life in the diamond and jewellery industry, living and running businesses in South Africa, Hong Kong and the UK, David has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he has channelled into Nivoda. It is his mission to remove the financial and logistical obstacles faced by diamond traders and for Nivoda to be by far the largest and most trusted marketplace for the jewellery industry where people come to find everything they need to best serve their customers and strengthen their profits.
Andre has over 10 years of experience in software engineering & leads the technical strategy & development of Nivoda’s platform. He is focused on building the global infrastructure for the jewellery industry to trade as efficiently as possible, reducing the time taken to search, buy, ship and pay. Andre’s mission is to help retailers of all sizes to increase their profits through Nivoda’s real time inventory and sales enablement tools.
Bas joined Nivoda as CFO in September 2018. He has seven years of experience in investment banking at Kempen & Co and Nomura International. He has worked on over 25 Equity Capital Markets and M&A transactions. As an economist, he is driven to bring efficiency to the global jewellery industry and improve the profitability of Nivoda’s buy-side and supply-side customers.
James joined Nivoda as CPO in August 2022. Prior to joining Nivoda he led Amazon’s Prime business in Europe and has nine years of product and operations experience in technology companies including Amazon and Betfair. He also worked across the Retail, Technology and Media industries as a consultant for BCG. As a product leader, he is driven to innovate on behalf of suppliers and retailers across the global jewellery industry to improve the way Nivoda’s buy-side and supply-side customers discover and source their products.
After spending years managing teams and relationships with customers within the diamond industry, Priyanka joined Nivoda in 2019 as the first hire in India. When she first started working in the industry, she realised that there is a huge scope in the unorganised and extremely fragmented supplier base across the world and since then has worked closely with some of the top suppliers from around the world to increase sales and grow their businesses.
From a young age, Louis showed a natural ability to lead and innovate when he founded his own property tech start up and raised multiple VC backed financing rounds for it. Since then he has become a three times sales leader having built, managed and led high performing sales teams from scratch. With over 10 years of robust sales experience across the B2B SaaS space under his belt, Louis is responsible for Nivoda’s sales teams across North America and EMEA.
Riddhi has over 10 years of experience and exposure handling multiple domains ranging from corporate finance, legal, company secretarial, business structuring, audits and assurance functions, global taxation and compliance, foreign exchange matters, project finance and financial operations and reporting across different industries including manufacturing, engineering and management consulting. She joined Nivoda in 2021 and since then has been driving the business structuring, geographical expansion strategies, financial operations and developing a risk management and process control framework.
With almost 20 years of experience in the diamond industry as a senior manager and diamond specialist, Michael possesses broad international experience successfully managing projects around the globe. He has helped companies scale up and has managed businesses in major diamond centers such as Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, South Africa and Botswana. This experience allowed him to lead a myriad of projects across all aspects of the diamond value chain, from industrial mining all the way to jewellery and every step in between. Together with the executive team, Michael develops, implements and delivers the group vision and growth strategy.
Gemma joined Nivoda in 2022 as the Head of Talent Acquisition to design, build and lead our global People function. That includes hiring the next wave of A players to drive the business forward, developing our employer brand and ensuring employee satisfaction and growth. With over 15 years of experience in this field, Gemma has helped scale a fast paced B2B tech company, a high growth FinTech and developed a successful global Emerging Talent programme for leading investment bank, J.P. Morgan.
Preeti is responsible for people management, talent acquisition and culture building initiatives and practices at Nivoda. She brings 14 years of experience in managing HR in varied roles with organizations like Royal HaskoningDHV, Hindustan Pencils and Hindustan Unilever. Prior to joining Nivoda in 2021, she worked with Royal HaskoningDHV as a Talent Acquisition and HRBP in India and the Middle East.