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Backes & Strauss

London, UK

Chief Executive

Backes & Strauss

Vartkess Knadjian
Vartkess Knadjian is the CEO of Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company and purveyor of exquisite jewellery and timepieces. He has served as Vice President of the Belgian Polished Diamond Traders Association and founded the Armenian Jewellers Association.

Vartkess Knadjian’s Newsfeed

01 Jun 2017
Backes & Strauss

Backes & Strauss featured in Tatler's Watches & Jewellery 2017.

16 Sep 2016
TWIN PEAKS | a new initiative is helping British brands to engage with Tokyo’s answer to Mayfair

Vartkess Knadjian, CEO of Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company, also knows the Japanese market well: “People have neglected Japan recently. But it has a population of 125 million and a large number of sophisticated luxury consumers who are devoted to craftsmanship and are very loyal to their favourite brands.”

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Vartkess Knadjian’s Background

Chief Executive
Aug 1976 - Present
London, UK

Other Business Interests

1998 - Present
Yerevan, AM
Connecting Armenian jewellers from around the world, providing a platform for networking, exchanging ideas and expanding professional relationships. The Association makes every effort to keep Armenian jewellers abreast of all educational and professional programs, special events, exhibitions, conferences and relevant investment projects.
Vice President
2007 - 2009
Antwerp, BE
Represents the interests of Belgian dealers, exporters and importers of polished diamonds.

Vartkess Knadjian’s Education

BSc (Econ)
1973 - 1976