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 organisational capability, and leadership coaching. Prior to joining GIA, 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 several leadership positions at Eaton Corporation. He has a MBA from University of North Carolina, Charlotte and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe.

Apoorva Deshingkar, Sr. Director – Sales
Mr. Deshingkar, with GIA India since 2009, is responsible for the business development function, marketing and communications of GIA India. During his 28-year work-life, he has worked with world-class brands and handled assignments at different stages in an organization’s business-cycle such as inception, growth, consolidation and turnaround. In GIA, Mr. Deshingkar heads a team that is responsible for reaching out to manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers using variety of traditional and digital touchpoints to help GIA fulfill its mission. He is an Electronics Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and an MMS graduate in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai.

Manoj Singhania, Director – Education
Mr. Singhania, a management graduate from XIM-Bhubaneshwar, joined GIA India in 2008. In his role with GIA, he has provided strategic leadership and operations management expertise. He has over two decades of rich experience in managing various marquee education brands’ operations, profit-center head and product management. In his previous role, Mr. Singhania has worked with Aptech Limited, a global education and training company, for 11 years in diverse capacities.

Fredy Hansotia, Sr. Director – Corporate Services
Mr. Hansotia has rich experience in areas of general management, HR, corporate planning, and project management. In his previous roles, he has worked with companies in financial services and retail sector prior to joining GIA. An engineer and a MBA from Mumbai University, he has been leading the corporate support functions at GIA India for the last ten years.

Samir Shah, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Shah joined GIA in July 2008. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience and extensive exposure to Corporate Audit, Corporate Finance in India and Middle East. He overlooks the entire gamut of functions under Finance, Accounting and Legal for GIA business entities in India.

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.