GJEPC Elects New Chairman and Vice Chairman

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council has elected Vipul P. Shah as its chairman and Pankaj Parekh as its vice chairman.

Shah, CEO and managing director of Asian Star Co., is an active spokesperson for the Indian diamond industry.

Parekh, who has been working in the jewelry industry since 1988, has held several leadership positions including chairman of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

“As the old gives way to the new, we look forward to ushering the new chairman and vice chairman into their new roles at the council and look forward to fresh perspectives as well as greater achievements, which we are sure that the council will accomplish given the able leadership and invaluable experience that they bring with them,” Rajiv Jain, outgoing chairman, said in a statement.