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RJC unveils leadership shakeup

Each elected director will represent their respective forum in the jewellery and watch supply chain

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the standards organisation for the global jewellery and watch industry, has announced seven new board appointments.

Overall, each elected director will represent their respective forum in the jewellery and watch supply chain.

The appointments include Raj Kumar Jain from the Gemstones Corporation elected to represent the Diamonds and Gemstones Traders, Cutters and Polishers forum. Ankur Goyal from MMTC-PAMP was also elected to represent the Precious Metals traders, refiners and hedgers forum.

Additionally, Arien Gessner from the Richline Group and Roger Forman from the Marathon Company will represent the Jewellery Manufacturer and/or Wholesaler forum.

Meanwhile, Pravin Pattni from Minar Jewellers will represent the Jewellery Retailer forum, while Rajesh Neelakanta from BVC Logistics was reelected to represent the Service Industries forum.

Edward Asscher from the World Diamond Council was also elected to represent the Trade Association forum.

David A. Bouffard, RJC chair and vice president of Corporate Affairs for Signet Jewellers Limited, announced the results of elections to the RJC board of directors. Overall, the RJC has over 1,600 member companies in 71 countries.

David Bouffard, chair of the RJC, said: “I am delighted to continue to serve in the second term of my elected position as chair of the RJC’s Board, helping to protect the reputation of the jewellery sector. I would also like to extend my congratulations to everyone returning or joining our Board following the AGM, and thank them for their service to the industry.

“Our mission to continuously improve the integrity of the global jewellery and watch supply chain has been strengthened by these appointments, and the guidance of the board alongside our interim executive director, John Hall, will be critical to helping us ensure we build upon our already very strong foundations.”

John Hall, interim RJC executive director, added: “Under the continued guidance of David and our new and returning board members, we are in a stronger position to continue working together on behalf of the entire jewellery and watch supply chain, from mine to retail.”

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