GJEPC names Vipul Shah as new chairman
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council has appointed Vipul Shah as its new chairman for the tenure of September, 2022 to September, 2024. Kirit Bhansali was elected as vice chairman of the GJEPC.
Vipul Shah, who acted as vice chairman of the GJEPC from 2020 to 2022 and had been chairman from 2012 to 2015, has now been elected as chairman, the industry body announced on its website on August 30. Vipul Shah will take over the position from Colin Shah, who himself had been previously promoted from vice chairman to chairman of the organisation.
“I feel privileged and energised to return to the role of GJEPC chairman in these exciting times,” said Vipul Shah about his appointment, the GJEPC reported. “The Indian gem and jewellery industry is at the start of yet another growth phase and is set to achieve the government’s export target for our sector, of $45.7 billion in FY 2022-23. There are tremendous opportunities for growth ahead of us.”
“The landmark trade agreements signed with the UAE (CEPA) and Australia (ECTA) have provided competitive edge to the plain gold jewellery exporters in the UAE,” said Vipul Shah. “In addition, the forthcoming DESH Act will give a boost to the SEZ ecosystem and drive up export numbers. I take this opportunity to thank the government for continued support to the industry through a series of trade friendly measures.”
“I am honoured to get the opportunity to serve the industry as vice chairman of this great organisation built with years of toil by my predecessors,” said Bhansali about his appointment. “We have put the turbulent two years behind us, and as we emerge into the new era post the pandemic, GJEPC, through its continued leadership, will help take this industry into a new phase of growth, dynamism, and prosperity.”
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