Abdallah Chatila

Mr. Chatila’s family has been deeply involved in the jewelry industry for over 50 years. A Swiss citizen originally from Lebanon, Abdallah Chatila received his education in Switzerland and graduated as a gemologist in 1993 from the Gemological Institute of America, Los Angeles. He started his professional career in New York with David Gol Diamonds and Jacob Zupnick, and returned to his family business in 1996. In 1997, he took over the family holding and served as president of their diamond and jewelry trade whose turnover exceeded CHF 400 million.

In 2006 Mr. Chatila published a reference book, “The Diamond Niche”, as a means to express his undying passion for the diamond industry.

In 2007 he founded Rachaya Holding SA, expanding his interests to the Geneva real estate market and accomplishing projects in this field valued at over CHF 500 million.