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Management Team

Sriram Natarajan

Managing Director of GIA India

Mr. Natarajan has over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries and geographies, and expertise in the areas of business strategy, manufacturing management, building organizational capability, and leadership coaching. Prior to joining GIA India, Mr. Natarajan was the Country Manager and Managing Director of CIRCOR International's India operations where he was responsible for developing and executing the growth strategy in India. He also served as CEO at NALS Outdoors India and held leadership positions at Eaton Corporation. He has a MBA from University of North Carolina, Charlotte and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe.

Apoorva Deshingkar

Sr. Director, Education and Market Development

Mr. Deshingkar is with GIA India since 2009, he leads GIA India's Education and Market Development verticals in the Institute's endeavor to fulfil its consumer-protection mission. He has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of management functions and has led assignments at different stages in an organization's business cycle. He is an Electronics Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, Master of Management Studies (MMS) and graduated in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai.

Fredy Hansotia

Sr. Director, Lab Operations

Mr. Hansotia possesses rich experience in various domains such as general management, HR, corporate planning, and project management, with a background in engineering. He has worked with companies in the financial services and retail sector prior to joining GIA India. An engineer and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mumbai University he is at the helm of Laboratory operations at GIA India.

Ms. Forum Javeri

Director : Lab Operations, Surat

Ms. Javeri, G.G., A.J.P., joined GIA India in 2008 and has gradually risen through various profiles including in laboratory operations, quality assurance and customer service. She has around 15 years of experience in the diamond industry and is a Commerce graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.

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Message from GIA India Team

India has emerged as a significant hub for diamond cutting, trading, and coloured gemstones. GIA expanded its independent gemstone evaluation services to India in 2008. Since then, GIA India has grown, assisting the Indian gem and jewellery industry in reaching new markets. GIA India collaborates with trade associations at various levels, conducting complimentary knowledge seminars and training programmes as well as participating in industry events nationwide. If you are a wholesaler, retailer, jewellery manufacturer, gemstone cutter, trader or a consumer, you can be confident that GIA provides independent and globally recognised gem grading and identification services. If you are a professional or a student looking to help translate your love for gems and jewellery into a rewarding career, GIA offers comprehensive programmes that opens doors throughout the industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), GIA India Laboratory Private Limited is committed to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognising the interests of its stakeholders. Through contributions to various trusts, the company will be undertaking CSR activities under health, education, disaster relief, and many more

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