Executive Director and Vice President

Nancy Orem Lyman is the Executive Director and Vice President of the Diamond Empowerment Fund. She has over 20 years of experience in both for-profit and non-for-profit organizations. Most recently, Ms. Orem Lyman has worked as a strategy consultant developing communications and engagement approaches that connect businesses with relevant social issues and cause organizations. She has been instrumental in working with organizations to drive progress on the UN Millennium Development Goals and has been a driving force around the issues of environmental justice, climate change, and women’s empowerment.

Ms. Orem Lyman has had prior experience in the diamond industry as Education Outreach Director for the World Diamond Council and Director of Consumer Confidence for De Beers Group Marketing while working at JWT Advertising. During this time she developed her strong interest in commitment to sustainability and sustainable envelopment. Travel for her position included the developing countries of Sierra Leone, South Africa and Botswana where first hand observations were made on the impact responsible business practices could mean for communities and businesses.