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 – Education and Market Development
Mr. Deshingkar, with GIA India since 2009, is responsible for providing strategic leadership to Education vertical, apart from leading the institute’s market outreach, its marketing and corporate communication for Laboratory Services in India using variety of traditional and digital touchpoints to help GIA fulfil its mission. During his 29-year work-life, he has worked with world-class brands and handled assignments at different stages viz. inception, growth, consolidation and turnaround in an organization’s business-cycle. He is an Electronics Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and an MMS graduate in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai.

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, Sr. Director & 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.