Chairman, WFDB Judicial Committee
A second-generation diamantaire, Meir Wertheim was born in 1950 in Israel. After his graduation from high school in Ramat Gan, he was drafted into the Israel Defence Forces. Seven years later, he was honourably discharged with the rank of major.
In 1976, Mr. Wertheim entered the diamond business, and specialised in cleaving large stones. He ran his own business for about seven years and then moved on to manufacturing and trading. Since 1983, he has operated as a diamond broker.
Wertheim joined the Israel Diamond Exchange in 1977 and was elected to serve on the IDE board for the first time in 1992. Since then he has headed a series of IDE committees, such as the Admission Committee and the New Members Committee. For four-term period covering eight years, he headed the IDE Judicial Committee and held a seat on the IDE Executive Committee.
Since 1994, Mr. Wertheim has been a member of the Judicial Committee of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. He has served as the committee's chairman since 2000.
Mr. Wertheim has been an officer of the International Diamond Council since 2005.