Founders Message

For over 25 years I have been a board member of a highly successful family business focused on luxury real estate in Portugal. Like all companies, it started with small beginnings, but over the years the business grew, driven by family values, firm commitment, strong ethics and a vision to empower the world.

Our success brought many rewards. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing a family move into their new house or a company enthused by moving into its new Head Quarters generating repeat business over the years as a consequence of outstanding services and sound values.
As all family businesses grow, their dynamics also mature. I have always been passionate about luxury in design, form and function. This can be sensed everywhere in our real estate portfolio.I want to transfer the same passion, principles, and detail from a real estate investment fund to a diamond investment fund.

Desirah DMCC is  an established company based upon high standards of corporate responsibility with strong ethical principles focused on trading rough diamonds, gold with tailored financing. We envision the four C’s with our end-clients; Cut, Clarity, Color, Carats, and execute trades based on clients expectations. This allows us to execute on the price points of the value chain.  

Not only will a client of Desirah be assured of sharing the luxury of a valuable diamond, but they will take comfort in the fact that a bespoke service supported by sound level of risk assessment is applied. Our unique perspective and strong network afford us creative and safe strategies for successful deployment.  

Thank you for your attention

Rajiv Kanabar


Founder / CEO 

After graduating from GIA Diamond Grading Rajiv has followed a personal passion for gemstones and set up the entity Desirah DMCC in Dubai. Rajiv graduated from the University of Kent in Canterbury with a BSC in Management Science. His interests are deep sea diving and meditation. He has completed three courses of 10-day sittings of Vipassana by S.N Goenka under noble silence in India.

Board Member / Advisor

Mr. Subhash has over 40 years of senior management experience with multinational blue chip firms in Europe, USA, Japan, Middle East and India. Past positions have included Chairman of Judicium Group Plc, a London based Law Firm, President of Ricoh (UK & Ireland), European Representative of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, CEO of Despec MERA Group (UAE), Director of Xerox (Europe), MD of Xerox (Nigeria). Educated at The City University London and University of Warwick Business School.

Record of successfully helping and establishing new ventures, sensitivity to and understanding of different cultures, experience of corporate governance, business development, media relations and Board responsibilities. Subhash is a Board Member of Desirah.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Stucki joined Gerald de Berger AG, a watches and jewelry company based in Switzerland, as the Vice President and gathered extensive experience with luxury watches, gemstones, gold, fine art and other hard assets. At the end of 2021, together with a partner, he founded a Swiss private advisory firm in the financial sector. Among other things, he managed the areas of banking, administration, marketing and investor relations for the company. Mr. Stucki has grown an international network in many different sectors and is always committed to the highest quality of work with efficiency, trust, and growth.

Chief Gemmologist

Hugo has an International Relations Degree from Lusíada University in Portugal. Hugo is a qualified diamond grader from High Diamond Council (HRD) and a graduated Gemologist from GIA.

Hugo has over 30 years of experience in the Diamond business following his family business, worked in Antwerp as a diamond grader and sorter, and today teaches gemology, and collaborates with several Diamond Governing Entities. Hugo has joined Desirah as the Chief Gemologist.


Contact us

Desirah DMCC
Almas Tower, Level 54,
JLT Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company Info

KPC Nº: KP-MEM-151178

Company Registration Nº: DMCC96629
Trade License Nº: DMCC-349267
TRN Nº: 100597405800003