New GJC Chairman Ashish Pethe, Vice Chairman Saiyam Mehra Call for Newer Platforms for the Industry

Industry Watch | January 5, 2021 | News

GJC Ashish Pethe Saiyam Mehra

The All India Gem &Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the national apex body of the gems and jewellery industry, has appointed Ashish Pethe as Chairman and SaiyamMehra as its Vice Chairman for a period of two years. 

Over the years, Ashish Pethe has conceptualized and executed innovative programmes for the benefit of the industry while SaiyamMehra is known for his vision to create benchmarks in gold and silver jewellery.

Ashish Pethe, Chairman GJC, said, “I am grateful to the Board and it is an honour to accept the responsibility of steering the national domestic council. We shall work closely with the Government and take up various issues facing the industry. In sync with the Government’s policies, my first effort will be to transform and energize jewellers across India to bring more synergies within the indigenous industry. We shall strive to unite the entire industry and work towards achieving GJC's set goal of ‘One Industry One Voice’. GJC will strive to inspire many more jewellers and their association to get more organized to be able to project a unified approach to policy changes. We also want to tackle current ongoing challenges related to hallmarking and other issues such as the banking sector's hesitancy to provide loans to the G&J sector.”

Saiyam Mehra, Vice Chairman, GJC, said, “It is my proud privilege to work for the growth of this pivotal trade organization and contribute my vision for the development of its member jewellers across the region. There is a need for the industry to become more organized and compliant. GJC will continue to create better and newer platforms for the industry.”

The e-voting election process was conducted by a chief election authority and the voting platform was created by a digital agency, both appointed by GJC. The 5-day voting process stretched from December 23 to 27, 2020 and the results were declared on December 29, 2020. The list of all newly elected directors of GJC has been uploaded on the organisation’s website.

The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has appointed Ashish Pethe as Chairman and SaiyamMehra as its Vice Chairman for a period of two years.

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