29/9/10 – New Chairman for Indian Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council
29 September 2010
For the period 2010 – 2012 , Mr Rajiv Jain will be chairman of the Indian Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). Mr. Sanjay Kothari joins him as Vice Chairman of the Council.
Mr. Rajiv Jain has more than 20 years’ experience in the gem and jewellery industry. He has a huge experience of sourcing rough stones from across wherever they are found across the World. Some of his other memberships include, Vice President, Jewellers Association, Jaipur, Director, International Coloured Gemstone association, New York,
Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur and Vice Chairman, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce among others.
Mr. Jain was also the Promoter-Director of Vaibhav Gems Ltd., first company from the industry to be listed in NSE/BSE, India. He was a recipient of the Gunijan Award 2004, from the Governor of Rajasthan, as an outstanding citizen of Rajasthan. He as beem on the GJEPC Council for the past 2 years .
Vice Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Kothari comes from a background of Medical Science. His leadership qualities saw him being elected as a Chairman for four and half years, which is the longest period served by any Chairman of the Council. He has held various positions in the Council including being Convener, Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener, Promotions & Marketing. Under his able leadership, council initiated ‘ANANT’ diamond promotion programme and also, ‘India International Jewellery Week’, India’s first ever Jewellery Week. He has also led, or been member of various gems and jewellery industry delegations, organized by the Council to Countries such as Latin America, Middle-East.