RJC appoints new board members at 2023 AGM

The Accountable Jewelry Council (RJC), the main standards-setting organisation for the worldwide jewelry and watch trade, has introduced that its members on 9 June elected three members to its government committee of the board of administrators, and elected 9 members to the board, at its Annual Normal Assembly (AGM).

Edward Asscher from Royal Asscher was elected as vice chair, Udi Sheintal from the World Diamond Council was elected as honorary secretary and Feriel Zerouki from De Beers was re-elected as honorary treasurer.

Moreover, election outcomes for RJC Member Discussion board representatives, the place administrators signify their respective boards within the jewelry and watch provide chain, embrace:

Zara Boltd from Lucara Diamonds and Purvi Shah from De Beers have been elected to signify the Diamond, Gold and/or Platinum Group Metals Producer Discussion board.

Michael Steinmetz from Leo Schachter Diamonds was elected to signify the Diamond Dealer and/or Cutter and Polisher Discussion board.

Philip Reisert from C. Hafner was re-elected to signify the Gold and Platinum Group Metals Dealer, Refiner, or Hedger Discussion board.

Colleen Rooney from Signet Jewelers and Reout Kallati from Kallati Worldwide have been elected to signify the Retailer Discussion board.

Kareena Shahani from IGI India and Rajesh Neelakanta from Sequel Safe Logistics have been elected to signify the Service Industries Discussion board.

Gaetano Cavalieri from CIBJO and Bernadette Pinet Couq from BJOP have been elected to signify the Commerce Affiliation Discussion board.

It stated the board and officers will even work carefully with RJC government director Melanie Grant and her administration crew.

David Bouffard, RJC chairman, stated: “RJC’s power comes from the engagement of our 1,700 dedicated members, a deeply skilled board and government management crew, and a shared perception in constructing sustainable, accountable enterprise practices throughout our trade. These newly elected leaders, working with a extremely proficient set of present board members, will speed up our efforts via numerous views and deep information. Congratulations to all of them.”

Ascher added: “I used to be invited to the board in 2022. Now that I’ve been elected to the board, I really feel strongly supported to additional the targets of the RJC: sustainability, variety and constantly bettering the requirements. I draw on my lengthy expertise to advance our targets, particularly for the small and medium enterprises.”