Our story

Built on a rock solid foundation.

The combined force of our expertise enables us to create some of the best quality lab-grown diamonds in the world and exploit the power of their extraordinary properties.

LakeDiamond brings together all the competences and infrastructure needed to grow, transform and sell diamonds. Our company is evolving with the joint expertise of a group of extraordinary people: business developers and strategists, quantum physicists and computer scientists, blockchain and crypto professionals, and experts in diamond growth, photonics and electronics.

  • 2007

    Our starting point

    LakeDiamond founder Pascal Gallo receives his PhD in crystal growth and quantum physics in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner Prof. Albert Fert

  • 2010

    EPFL R&D

    Prof. Eli Kapon and his team develop diamond-based high-power lasers; together with Pascal Gallo, he patented the most efficient design of this world-record holding device

  • 2011

    Reactor design and manufacture

    Associates Christophe Provent and David Rats develop a plasma CVD reactor and the first ultra-pure diamonds are grown.

  • 2012

    Pascal Gallo builds his team, exploring potential for high-tech industrial applications

  • 2015

    LakeDiamond is incorporated in Switzerland

    ... And the team continues its business development and industrial R&D and production

  • May 2018

    LakeDiamond Private launch

    To capture the economic potential of industrial diamond production, Reactors time use is tokenized into Time-based Machine Tokens

  • October 2018

    Platform and protocol are ready for TMT Token public sale

Core Team

Pascal Gallo, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Christophe Provent, PhD
Chief Operations Officer
David Rats, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Theophile Mounier
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Kummerman
Chief Investment Officer
Romain Braud
Chief Information Officer
Mehdi Naamoun, PhD
Director of Diamond Development Operations and Head of Power Electronics
Jérôme Bailly
Head of Marketing and Communication

Diamond Growth Team

Ioulia Tsvetkova, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Applications Team

Nicolas Malpiece
Power Beaming Project Leader
Andrei Caliman
Diamond Laser Project Leader
Camille Husson-Stengel
Director Jewellery

Scientific Advisory board

Prof. Niels Quack
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Eli Kapon
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Christophe Galland
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board


Dionysis Zindros
Lead Blockchain Advisor
Dimitris Grigoriou
Blockchain Developer
Dimitris Karakostas
Blockchain and Security Developer
Anna Tsilidou
Product Manager
Jean-Philippe Aumasson / Advisor
Greg Boccard