Name: Oren Hilel
Company Name: D.M.G International Ltd.
Type of Business: Diamond manufacturing and trading
Years in Business: 20
Company Size: 38
Business Philosophy: Professionalism, innovation, passion and love for what we are doing is the foundation of our business. With that spirit, we inspire our suppliers and customers.
What are the company's long-term goals?
Continue nurturing our core business of manufacturing and marketing; expanding our business activity and bringing our company closer to the first- hand rough suppliers and our polished goods closer to the end consumers. In addition, to promote D.M.G's diamond cut "The Ella Diamond" and to make this cut well known all over the world.
What are the greatest changes you have seen since you joined the industry?
The Influence of the Internet on our industry.
What would improve your business in the future?
Developing our manufacturing department in Israel and abroad, exposure to new markets and enlarging our customer circle. In addition, making sure we are at the forefront of the most updated technology in a whole range of activities.
What is the most difficult business decision you have ever had to make?
The most difficult decision regarding the business was to close one of our factories abroad during the crises.
How does the company give back to the community?
Donating to and helping the community is one of the cornerstones of D.M.G International. We help and support needy families and organizations all over Israel
What is your greatest regret?
I regret that there is no second generation of diamond cutters in Israel and the fact that diamond manufacturing is gradually moving from Israel to other countries around the world
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Building D.M.G International together with my Belgian partners Aftergut & Zunen bvba and our team members was one of my biggest achievements. In addition, the warm personal relations and cooperation in our offices is what I am most proud of.
What word or phrase do you most overuse?
“There is only one truth.”
Who do you most admire and why?
I think that those who do not get enough exposure and evaluation are the diamond cutters who deal with the most difficult and nerve-racking job.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Don't fall in love with your diamonds, sell them.
If you could do any job other than the one you do now, what would it be?
I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than what I do.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Great family, good health and a successful business.