Best jewellery Insurance Company
Best Logistics Company
Best Bullion & Jewellery Magazine
President's Choice Award: Icon of Zaveri Bazar
Best Hindi Business Channel
Best Jewellery Advertisement Campaign
Best Small Scale Jewellery Manufacturer
Best Jewellery Designer
Best Designer Jewellery Store
Best Chain of Retail Stores - National
Best International Bank for Gold Dealers
Best National Bank for Gold Dealers
Best Bullion Dealer Silver
Outstanding Contribution to the Society
Best Gems & Jewellery Exporter of the year
Lifetime achievement Award
Mr. P. K. Singhal
Joint Managing Director
Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX)
Mr. P. K. Singhal has over 40 years of diverse and unmatched experience in banking/financial services, financial institutions, securities and commodities market space. He had held positions like Division Chief (Secondary Market) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Executive Director & CEO of Delhi Stock Exchange and Director with Forward Markets Commission (FMC). His diverse experience in all the spheres of the exchange business and being earlier associated with the SEBI and the FMC gives him high credibility amongst the stakeholders. He also has excellent relations with the market participants as he was earlier heading the Delhi Stock Exchange and OTCEI.
Mr. Singhal has served as a member on important committees of the SEBI such as Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Participation by Securities Brokers in Commodity Futures Market. He was also a Member of Regional Council of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (North India), and as an Advisory Board member of Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited, member on the Board of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd. and Cotton Association of India as a Nominee of FMC.
Under his leadership, MCX came out of the crisis that engulfed the commodity market and the exchange following the payment crisis at NSEL and a PwC audit of MCX. Even while the exchange remained without a full-time MD & CEO and other senior management personnel for about two years following all these internal and external crises, he took up cudgels and led the initiative to strengthen governance standards within the exchange and to maintain confidence of state stakeholders of MCX. While facing significant challenges, he ensured compliance to the regulator’s directives, strengthened the systems and processes of the exchange and made MCX regain its past glory by retaining its market leadership position.
Mr. Singhal has attended diverse training programmes on securities and commodities markets at various institutions. He holds an MBA degree, Diploma in Business Finance and a Certificate on Capital Markets from the New York University , USA.
Kapil Hetamsaria is the founder and CEO of VelvetCase.com – India's largest online jewellery bazaar. VelvetCase provides a ready and easy to use ecommerce platform for manufacturers and retailers to set up their own branded ecommerce site - at no upfront cost and complete control to run their online store exactly as they run their physical stores and businesses. VelvetCase already has over 1 lakh products on their site and is the largest online jewellery portal in India.
Kapil is a technology geek and has held global leadership roles in Microsoft and Dell. He is a former McKinsey consultant where he advised large global retailers and venture capital funds investing in internet technology and media companies. He is also a GIA certified gemologist and this unique combination of diamonds and technology brings to life the unique concept of VelvetCase.com. Kapil holds an MBA with honors from the Chicago Booth School of Business and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. In his free time, Kapil loves to spend time with his two sons and to play tennis and golf.
Kapil has been awarded the top 100 retail professionals in Asia for two years in a row; and has been a speaker at several conferences across the country.
Mr. Rajesh Khosla
Mr. Rajesh Khosla is the Managing Director of MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd. It is an outcome of a joint venture between MMTC, India’s largest international trading company and PAMP Switzerland, world’s largest privately owned precious metals processing facility.
Mr. Khosla is Associated with the Indian base and precious metals industry for the past 20 years.
PAPPACHAN GROUP AND MUTHOOT EXIM PRECIOUS METALS BUSINESS
Established in 1887, the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG) is a diversified conglomerate with an overwhelming presence in multiple verticals – Financial Services including its flagship Gold Loan Business, Hospitality, Automotive, Real Estate & Infrastructure, IT Services, Healthcare, Global Services, Alternate Energy & Precious Metals Business. Currently it has an army of 20,000 employees, serving over a million customers.
Muthoot Exim Precious Metals Business, a recently started vertical by the Muthoot Pappachan Group, specialises in innovative product offerings in the precious metal space that meets the highest standards in the industry, at an affordable price, such as SwarnaVarsham 22k & 24K BIS hallmarked gold jewellery that comes in tamper proof packaging – a first in India and also, SwethaVarsham BIS hallmarked silver bars and articles again in tamper proof packaging.
In order to further diversify its presence in the Indian gold industry sector, Muthoot Exim Precious Metals Business has also ventured into Gold Recycling as well as Corporate Gifting segments.
With launch of Muthoot Gold Point in November 2014, Muthoot Exim Precious Metals Business became the first National Level Organized Sector Player to venture into the gold recycling business that is in sync with the Government of India’s Vision and directive for the Indian gold industry.
Our endeavour is to continue to serve our Customers and the Nation with Trust, Transparency and Accountability, which are the three chief attributes of Muthoot Pappachan Group.
Ajay Mehra is the Managing Director of Mehrasons Jewellers, one of India’s leading jewellery firms. He has successfully increased the footprint of the business to cover all facets of the jewellery industry, including retail, eCommerce, manufacturing etc. while professionalizing the operations. He is the third generation in a family of jewellers.
A firm believer that the gems and jewellery sector can contribute immensely to the growth of the Indian economy he has worked tirelessly with the Reserve Bank of India and the Finance Ministry as well as various banks to help them better understand the nuances of gold from a wider perspective and has contributed in the formation of the Gold Loan Policy of several banks, helped re-introduce the Gold (Metal) Loan after its suspension by the RBI. He has been advocating the revamping of the Gold Deposit Scheme with the RBI as well as the Finance Ministry since 2011, which has now been launched as the Gold Monetization Scheme.
Ajay is a voracious reader and enjoys reading spiritual literature.
Editor Commodities & Currencies. ET NOW , Times Group
Manisha Gupta is the Editor - Commodities and Currencies with ET NOW, Times Group. Prior to working for ET NOW Manisha Gupta was Editor - Commodities with CNBC TV 18 and CNBC Awaaz. Manisha has been the first face in Electronic media to comment on commodity markets in India.
Manisha has done her MBA and also trained in Export import policies. She has moderated many panels on Global and Indian commodities and interviewed big names in Indian and International scene.
PROFILE OF SHRI PANKAJ PAREKH
Mr. Pankaj Parekh, a qualified engineer (Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) - 1967 batch) hails from a family who have been jewellers since several generations. Mr. Parekh, switched over from the engineering profession to the parental business of jewellery in 1988. But instead of venturing into local business he operated only on Exports of Jewellery.
In 1997, Mr. Parekh was the first person to be elected in the Committee of Administration (COA) of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, set up by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India from Eastern India. Post that , Mr. Parekh held several positions in the Central and Regional Committees of the Council. He was Chairman, Eastern Region of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council for several years. He was elevated up to being the National Vice-Chairman.
Mr. Parekh accompanied as a member of the delegation led by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu and Shri Somnath Chatterjee, MP and Chairman, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.(WBIDC) in June, 2000 to Israel where the seeds of “Manikanchan – India's 1st Greenfield Sector Specific SEZ”, were sown by him in the minds of the Government of West Bengal. He was subsequently inducted as a member in the Board of “Manikanchan” the Gem & Jewellery Park by W B I D C in 2001 and has played a key role in the creation of “Manikanchan” which was inaugurated on November 18, 2003.
Mr. Parekh has also led, or been member of various Gems & Jewellery Industry delegations, organized by the Council to Countries e.g. Italy, Latin America, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Middle-East & etc. which includes attending of the BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Thailand Economic Co-operation) meetings in November, 2002 in Sri Lanka and July, 2003 at Mumbai. Mr. Parekh was a trade nominee in the Board of BIS MTD 10 (Bureau of Indian Standards) for Hall Marking of precious metal jewellery under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India.
Mr. Pankaj Parekh is widely traveled and has great personal contacts over and above Italy, in most of the Countries in the West Asia due to his personal business.
Mr. Parekh has been honored by several jewellery organisations by way of awards and/or honorary life-membership national and internationally.
Mr. Pankaj Parekh is also the Chairman, Eastern Region, of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry amongst others philanthropic activities.
NAME : K. SRINIVASAN
FATHER’S NAME :Krishnamurthy
DATE OF BIRTH & AGE :8th August, 1961 (54 years)
MOTHER TONGUE :Telugu
PRESENT ADDRESS :No.12 & 13 Father Randy Street,R.S. Puram,Coimbatore 641 002, India
CONTACT DETAILS :Tel (Res) 00 91 422 2547649 Tel (Office) 00 91 422 4222200 Fax 00 91 422 2555560 Mobile 00 91 98430 12343 Email email@example.com
MARITAL STATUS :Married
NAME OF SPOUSE : Mrs. Shakthi Srinivasan
NO.OF CHILDREN : Two (one son & one daughter)
EDUCATION : B.Sc (Maths), CBM College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore
LANGUAGES KNOWN : Tamil (Read / Write / Speak) Hindi (Read / Write / Speak) English (Read / Write / Speak) Telugu (only to speak)
EXPERIENCE : Over 32 years in Gem & Jewellery Industry
BUSINESS : Started Emerald Jewellers in 1984.Chairman & Managing Director in Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd., Coimbatore, India
Director in Indiania Jewellery Company Pvt Ltd., Coimbatore.
Director in Jewel One (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., Malaysia
Managing Director in Emerald Jewelry Retail Ltd., Coimbatore.
Director in Emerald Bullions & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore.
Manager in Emerald Jewellers DMCC, Dubai
Director in Emerald Jewellers Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore.
Director in All India Gem & Jewellery
Trade Federation, Mumbai.
Director in India Bullion & Jewellery
Association Ltd., Mumbai
Convener of Gold Jewellery & Other Precious Metal Jewellery Panel for the term 2015-17
HOBBY : Reading & Watching TV
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES : Swimming, Yoga, regular workout
in the personal Gym & Cycling
MEMBERSHIPS : Member in Coimbatore Golf Club;
Member in Jenny Club, Cbe.
Managing Trustee’ in Krisha Charitable Trust, Cbe
AWARDS & ACCOLADES : “Vasavi Achievement Award” 2011
by Vasavi Club International
“Vanigamamani Award” 2012
“Achievement Award” 2013 by Tamil
Nadu Arya Vysya Mahasabha
“Achievers’ Award” 2013 by Sri Brahmam, Thiruvannamalai
“Best Entrepreneur Award” for the
Year 2013 by The Coimbatore Management Association.
“Professional Excellence Award” for 2013 by Rotary Club of Coimbatore.
“Entrepreneur of the Year” for the year 2013 by Entrepreneurs Organization, Coimbatore.
“Entrepreneur of the Year” for the year 2014 by Entrepreneurs Organization, Coimbatore.
“ICONS of Coimbatore” Award for 2015 by Rathinam Group of Institutions, Coimbatore.
“Dharmaprakasha National Award” by Federation of All India Arya Vysya Mahasabha.
PASSPORT No. : Z 2724681
OTHERS : Travelled extensively internationally and
locally for marketing promotion,
exhibitions, sourcing machineries etc.
A LEGACY OF INSPIRING WONDER
OUR JOURNEY BEGAN IN 1991, WHEN SILVER EMPORIUM WAS FOUNDED BY MR. KANTILAL MEHTA. OVER THE YEARS, HIS PIONEERING SPIRIT MOVED THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY FORWARD. APART FROM SETTING HIGH BENCHMARKS, HE INTRODUCED NEW THECHNIQUES LIKE USING GOLD POLISH ON SILVER PRODUCT. TODAY, WE ARE AN ISO 9112 CERTIFIED COMPANY BASED OUT OF MUMBAI, AND WE'RE ONE OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS OF SILVERWARE AND SILVER ARTICLES. WE CRAFT ALL OUR CREATIONS, RIGHT FROM CHECKING THE RAW MATERIAL TO THE FINAL PACKING.
AT A PURPOSE-BUILT 40000 SQ. FT. SPACE IN JAIPUR. THIS GIVES US MORE CONTROL OVER THE PURITY AND QUALITY OF THE FINAL PRODUCT. IT ALSO LETS US CUSTOMIZE PRODUCTS AS PER THE WISHESH OF OUR CUSTOMERS. APART FROM A CLIENT BASE OF OVER 500 RETAIL OUTLETS AND CORPORATES, SILVER EMPORIUM SHOWROOMS ARE PRESENT IN MUMBAI, HYDERABAD, BANGALORE, CHENNAI AND JAIPUR. WE ARE FAMOUS FOR SPECIALIZING IN HANDCRAFTED SILVER MASTERPIECES, AND WE ALSO OFFER A VAST ARRAY OF SILVER PRODUCTS: FROM HOLLOWWARE AND DINNER SETS, TO MEDALLIONS, DESK ACCESSORIES, COINS AND MORE.
SILVER EMPORIUM LAUNCHED THE WORLD'S FIRST MOTORCYCLE MADE OF SILVER IN 2013.
ROLLS ROYCE FEATURED SILVER EMPORIUM IN THEIR COFFEE TABLE BOOK.
IN 2013, INDIA BULLION AND JEWELLER'S ASSOCIATION AWARDED SILVER EMPORIUM AS THE 'BEST SILVER MANUFACTURER' IN THE INDUSTRY.
IN 2014, GEM AND JEWELLERY TRADE COUNCIL OF INDIA AWARDED SILVER EMPORIUM AS THE 'BEST SILVER MANUFACTURER' IN INDIA.
Mr. Mehul Choksi
Chariman & Managing Director - Gitanjali Group
Mr. Mehul Choksi is Chairman and Managing Director of Gitanjali Group, the world’s largest integrated branded jewellery manufacturer-retailer.
While strengthening the Group’s operations, Mr Choksi has also played a key role in a number of industry associations.
Shilpi Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
Located in one of the bustling jewellery market of India – Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai, Shilpi Jewellers Pvt Ltd has been into existence for over 30 years. The company can be reckoned as one of the prominent manufacturer and wholesaler of gold and platinum jewellery as it cater to the requirements of India’s leading jewellery brands and major retailers.
One of the major factors of the company’s success is adherence to the core values like integrity, reliability, efficiency and perfection. The company’s robust financial system, manufacturing expertise and a large inventory of design has made it the preferred supplier for retailers across India. Maintaining high quality service to its customer by timely delivery of goods, quick response by sales and order team has also put Shilpi Jewellers in the league of top jewellery suppliers in India.
With wide range of collections in Antique jewellery, Bombay jewellery, Chains, Emerald jewellery, Kolkata jewellery, Mangalsutra, Platinum jewellery, and TRIOS bangles, the company is well known and preferred amongst its customers.
The company has grown with leaps and bounds under the astute leadership of its directors – Padam Soni, Rajneesh Mehta and Pramod Mehta who have successfully carried forward the legacy of the company’s founder Shri Khyalilal Tater and late Shri Jitendra Tater.
The company is spread across with a wide network in more than 300 cities in India. Shipping its exquisite collection to international destinations like Singapore, Kenya, Australia, Dubai, U.K and U.S., the company also boasts of a large clientele abroad. With such a high customer base, the company has set firm feet in the jewellery industry since years.
Due to the continuous team effort, desire for success and excellence, Shilpi Jewellers has earned a nationwide name, prestige and a loyal customer base, which has made the company receive the ‘Best chain of wholesale stores-2014’ award, “GJTCI- Excellence award 2014 under “Wholesalers-Gold Jewellery” and “The Artisan Jewellery Design Award-2014.”
Serving over 10 million customers, the Joyalukkas group employs a highly skilled and motivated team of over 6,000 people in ten countries UAE.India,UK. Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Malays a.In2014,Joyalukbs was recog nized as a 'Superbrand' far the fifth time by the Superbrand council. The single-minded dream for Joyalukkas Jewellery has been to achieve the position of the world's favourite jeweller.
"There Isa certain magic when you Interact with Jewellery", his father and role model would tell him. A small coin can tell the history of an entire culture or represent the legend of an empire. Jewellery and gems have been worn throughout history as symbols of power and prestige. The magic of jewellery Is also in its bearer, in the beauty of moments, in the feelings and memories It evokes. This Is exactly the magic and the memories that Joyalukkas aims to spread around the world. That magic always fascinated young Joy. He vowed that one-day he would venture into the jewellery business and be recognized globally for purity, choice and design’s in jewellery. He has actually gone further by also creating the world's first Diamond Cave Inside a Jewellery showroom, which educates people on the journey of a diamond from mining to jewellery. This bears testimony to the fact and portrays the passion with which the Joyalukkas Group pursue their aim of not just selling jewellery to their customers, but making them experience it.
For Joy Alukkas, his father Varghese Alukkas was the role model and source of Inspiration. His father started his first jewellery showroom in 1956. •My father had a jewellery shop in Thrissur. In my child - hood It was routine for me to go to my father's jewellery shop, and wait there patiently till the shop's closlng time. Watching and observing the dally activities
Mr. Prithviraj Saremal Kothari is a renowned name in the Gold Silver and Platinum Bullion Industry. He has been instrumental in the development of the bullion market in India.
A commerce graduate from the Mumbai University, Mr. Kothari has been in the family business of gold trading since over 30 years and counting. As one of the promoters, he has almost single handedly steered RiddiSiddhi Bullions Limited to the top 10 unlisted public companies in India in terms of sales turnover as per BS1000.
He has given some crucial advice to the Indian Government in helping them make the bullion markets more organized. He has been the pioneer in introducing 'Instant International price based INR denominated bullion trading in India'.
In the past, he had served as the President of the Bombay Bullion Association (BBA). As a president, he had played a crucial role in promoting BBA in the international markets. Currently he is a director at BBA.
He has played a vital role in the introduction of gold ETFs in India. Under his vision, RSBL has successfully launched India's first and only electronic over the counter bullion trading system, RSBL SPOT.
He is one of the founding members and directors of the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO), an organisation promoting trade and welfare amongst it community members. He is also the treasurer of ‘Bharat Mahamandal’,
He has been felicitated with the prestigious Jain Ratna award twice, once by Honorable President of India, Smt. Pratibhadevi Patil on 13thMarch, 2012 and second time by Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Prithviraj Chauhan on 23rd April, 2013 for contributing remarkably towards the well being and upbringing of the Jain fraternity.
Not taking away his ever increasing achievements, he is not an ordinary Bullion Man or a dealer; he is an Entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize Bullion Industry. Jewellers & Bullion dealers only trade in Bullion but Mr. Kothari believes in turning one's dream of owning bullion with the best price of the Industry.
Managing Director M.D. Overseas Group
Mr. Satish Bansal, Managing Director of M.D. Overseas Group graduated from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and joined the family business in the year 1976. A strong believer in leading by example, he honed his business acumen by working in Hong Kong from 1980-85.
He has a strong disciplined approach towards work that offers a great motivation for the workforce. With his rich experience of almost 4 decades, he is a leader in true spirit. His knowledge is not only limited to the intricacies of the bullion industry but is an expert in all fields – administration, legal matters, accounts and finance, income-tax, financial and risk management. It is his utmost dedication, hard work and passion for his work that have led the Group to stand where it does.
Mr. Saurabh Gadgil
Mr. Saurabh Gadgil is the Managing Director of P N Gadgil Jewelers, a 182 years old enterprise.
The group has not only an established presence in jewelry business, but, it also has successfully expanded its horizons through Hospitality industry, media & animation, real estate and diamond jewellery making and trading.
Mr. Saurabh is associated with:
2.Maratha Chamber of Commerce
3.Director : Gem & Jewellery Federation of India,
Amitabh Bachchan, born 11 October 1942, is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. He has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. So total was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry."
Bachchan has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s.
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond.