GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 57 - November 2023

AFFILIATE MANAGER INTERVIEW SERIES In the wake of the recent events in Israel, how have you been affected both from a personal and professional standpoint? My family resides in Ashdod. Several rockets landed dangerously close to their home. Thankfully, they are safe. My younger brother, who recently completed his military service, has been recalled to protect the counter-rocket devices placed across Israel, preventing Hamas from taking control. Professionally, it’s been challenging to concentrate on work. The knowledge that as I write this, young civilians and soldiers, both men and women, are being held captive by Hamas and potentially facing torture is deeply troubling. We’re glad to hear at the time of this interview that you and your family are safe. We appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions given what’s going on in your country. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from and where did you grow up? I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and moved to Israel when I was just 2 years old. I grew up in the vibrant city of Ashdod. After completing my military service, during which I served as a vice commander of a navy ship, I pursued a double degree in business and psychology. This diverse background set the stage for my journey in the professional industry. You have a wealth of different work experience in various industries. How have all of these roles shaped who you are today? My diverse career journey has been instrumental in shaping my multifaceted skill set and perspective. Working as a data analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise honed my analytical abilities, while my experience as a sales agent at TOYGA taught me valuable negotiation and communication skills. My involvement in theCuraçao eGaming license and online casino industry broadenedmy understanding of regulatory compliance and the iGaming landscape. As the CEOand founder of Guy Tsur Diamonds, I studied the concept of building a company from scratch, which laid a strong foundation for my entrepreneurial spirit, and my current role as managing partner and co-founder of Wow Partners allows me to combine these skills withmy passion for cryptocurrencies. This eclectic mix of experiences has molded me into an adaptable and innovative professional. How did you get into Israeli gemology and diamond trading? Israel has been renowned as a leader in the diamond trading industry. The prospect of engaging in this industry was inherently intriguing to me. Additionally, I had some family connections that helped me connect with potential clients, providing me with the legitimacy to dive into this fascinating world. GuyTsur WowPartners G P W A t i m e s . o r g 64