Kirit Bhansali Elected Chair­man Of IIGJ Mum­bai

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The board of di­rec­tors of the In­dian In­sti­tute of Gems & Jew­ellery (IIGJ) Mum­bai, hav­ing com­pleted its ten­ure, has elected a new panel of di­rec­tors and a chair­man in a meet­ing held at the Bag­mal Laxmic­hand Parikh cam­pus in And­heri (East) in late July.

The newly in­ducted di­rec­tors of the re-en­acted board are: Kirit Bhansali, Namita Pandya, Anil Vi­rani, and Ashok Ga­jera. The di­rec­tors con­tin­u­ing from the pre­vi­ous board are Praveen­shankar Pandya, Vas­ant Mehta, Dilip­ku­mar Lakhi, San­jay Kothari, Nir­malku­mar Barmecha, Ashish Kothari, and Raj Hiten Parikh.

The new chair­man Kirit Bhansali is a high pro­file busi­ness­man and a part­ner of Sky Gems & Smi­tal Gems with sev­eral branches through­out the world. He is also a com­mit­tee mem­ber of the Bharat Di­a­mond Bourse (BDB) and the Gem & Jew­ellery Ex­port Promotion Coun­cil (GJEPC). Bhansali has a vi­sion of pro­mot­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in the gems and jew­ellery industry through IIGJ Mum­bai and would like to see IIGJ stu­dents selected by global jew­ellery brands.

Among the new di­rec­tors, Ashok Ga­jera, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Laxmi Di­a­monds, is also con­nected with sev­eral so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing aca­demics and up­lift­ment of ru­ral so­ci­ety un­der the Ga­jera Trust, at Am­reli in Gu­jarat.

Anil Vi­rani, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Karp Im­pex, be­sides be­ing a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man, is also a pro­moter of up­lift­ment of ru­ral so­ci­ety through his fam­ily es­tab­lish­ment at Jas­dan in Gu­jarat. IIGJ Mum­bai’s out­go­ing chair­man Vas­ant Mehta (right) greet­ing the in­com­ing chair­man Kirit Bhansali with flow­ers.

Namita Pandya was the con­vener of IIGJ Tardeo, pre­vi­ously JPDC. She has now been elected as a full-fledged di­rec­tor. She also has been a pro­moter of ed­u­ca­tion, es­pe­cially in tribal ar­eas of In­dia.

IIGJ out­go­ing chair­man Vas­ant Mehta played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the cre­ation and over­all de­vel­op­ment of IIGJ Mum­bai to its present sta­tus where it is now recog­nised as a cen­tre of jew­ellery ed­u­ca­tion in In­dia and abroad. IIGJ is now col­lab­o­rat­ing with Me­war Univer­sity for a BA de­gree in Jew­ellery and with the Wel­ingkar In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment De­vel­op­ment and Re­search for the study of Jew­ellery Man­age­ment.

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