Mr. Nitin Khandelwal as Chairman, GJF said, “I am indeed honored by the opportunity given to me to lead the industry’s apex body which is one of the most prestigious organizations in the industry. Given this great responsibility of helming the affairs at GJF, I am committed to further the growth of this organization with the help of the newly elected zonal heads and Committee of Administration of GJF. I believe that the industry must remain united and together to achieve greater prominence and growth for the Gems & Jewellery sector”. Mr. Nitin Khandelwal, Khandelwal Jewellers (Akola) Pvt. Ltd. has been closely associated with GJF since its inception and through the years successfully conceptualized and executed innovative programmes for the benefit of the Industry.
Mr. Pramod Agrawal, Derewala Jewellery Industries Ltd. has a vision to create a benchmarks in gold, silver and fashion jewellery that reflects excellence in design and artistry. He is focused on innovations and visualizing future trends, for the benefit of the industry. Mr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice Chairman, GJF, said, “It is my proud privilege to work for the growth of this pivotal trade organization and contribute my vision for the development of its member jewellers across region. There is a need for the industry to become more organized and compliant. GJF will continue to create better and newer platforms for the industry”.
The e- Voting also elected an 18-member Committee of Administration (CoA) of GJF, comprising of Zonal Chairmen- Mr. Shankar Sen (East Zone), Mr. Vijay Khanna (North Zone), Mr N Anantha Padmanaban (South Zone) and Mr. Nitin Khandelwal (West Zone). This was the first ever e-Voting election conducted by the GJF for the of Committee of Administration (COA).
The entire e-Voting election process was conducted by an authorized independent person (Chief Election Authority), and the voting platform was created by a digital agency, both appointed by GJF. The electronic voting facility conducted hassle-free election of various panels & zones. The voting process spanned 8 days starting from 22 to 28 December, 2016 and the results declared on December 30, 2016.