Mr. Vasant Mehta, former Chairman of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and founder Director and former Chairman of Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Mumbai is elected as Chairman of the Board of IIGJ Mumbai. He has taken charge from Mr. Kirit Bhansali, who served as Chairman from 2016 to 2022. The ceremony at IIGJ, was attended by Mr. Vipul Shah and Mr. Kirit Bhansali to formally welcome the new chairman of IGJ Mumbai. Mr. Mehta addressed IIGJ Mumbai staff, praising the leadership provided by Mr. Bhansali during his tenure and GJEPC’s role in the growth of IIGJ, said “I am happy for the opportunity to serve IIGJ as Chairman of the Board once again. IIGJ has come a long way since it began in 2006 and it will be my continuous endeavour to take the Institute to new heights for it to become a benchmark in gem & jewellery education.” Mr. Mehta is passionate about gem & jewellery education and creating trained professionals for the fast-growing industry, which was GJEPC’s main objective behind creating IIGJ.
Mr. Mehta is a second-generation diamantaire, and founder-senior partner of M/s. V. Rameshchandra & Co. He has been serving his family business for over 50 years.