Moderators & Speakers

Mr. Mehul Choksi
Vice Chairman
Banking Committee
IBJA
Open IIBS Speech

Mr. Prithiviraj Kothari
Vice President
IBJA
Closing IIBS Speech

Mr. Nilesh Gupta
Chairman
Administrative Committee
IBJA
Opening Fashion Show & Awards Speech

Mr. Anshul Sonawala
Director
IBJA
Closing Fashion Show & Awards Speech

Mr. Anil Singhvi
Markets Editor
CNBC TV18
Observer
Panel Discussions

Panel 1
FDI Investment in Bullion & Jewellery Industry

Shri S.K Jindal
Chairman
Jindal Group Of Companies
Moderator

Mr. Somasundaram P R
Managing Director
World Gold Council, India
Speaker

Mr. Rajesh Khosla
Managing Director
MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd.
Speaker

Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal
CEO
Gitanjali Export Corp.
Speaker

Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Rare Enterprises
Investor & trader
Speaker

Mr. Nilesh Shah
CMD
Managing Director & CEO
Axis Capital
Speaker

Mr. Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Managing Director & CEO
Destimoney Securities
Speaker

Mr. Anubhav Srivastava
Head of Product Development & Institutional Business
Motilal Oswal Asset Management
Speaker

Panel 2
Changes needed in Gold policy in India?

Mr. Rajesh Khosla
Managing Director
MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd.
Moderator

Mr. Somasundaram P R
Managing Director
World Gold Council, India
Speaker

Mr. Krishna Pratap Singh
Additional Director General of Export Promotions
Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue
Speaker

Mr. Mehul Choksi
Chairman
Gitanjali Group
Speaker

Mr. Rajan Venkatesh
Managing Director
India Bullion ScotiaMocatta
Speaker

Mr. Devendra Pant
Chief Economist & Head Public Finance
India Rating & Research
Speaker

Mr. Mayank Khemka
Managing Director
Khemka Group of Companies
Speaker

Panel 3
1) Gold and Investment or Expenses for future - compare with various installment Schemes with Gold.
2) ETF or Physical Gold – which investor should opt?
3) Dumped Gold in India.

Ms. Manisha Gupta
Editor – Commodities & Currencies
ET Now
Moderator

Shri Swami Ramdev
Speaker

Mr. Bhargava Vaidya
BN Vaidya & Associates
Speaker

Mr. Sumesh Wadhera
Chief Editor
The Art of Jewellery
Speaker

Mr. Chandraprakash Siroya
MD Siroya Jewellers LLC, Dubai
Speaker

Ms. Ritika Jaiswal
Doctoral Research Scholar
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Speaker

Mr. Satish Bansal
Managing Director
M.D. Overseas Group
Speaker

Mr. Anubhav Srivastava
Head of Product Development & Institutional Business
Motilal Oswal Asset Management
Speaker

Panel 4
1)Gold Data whether Correct or Incorrect.
2)Opportunity in Gold Mining and Refinery in world.
3)World Gold Production VS World Gold consumption.
4)Business Growth in Commodity Exchange.

Mr. Rajesh Khosla
Managing Director
MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd.
Moderator

Mr. Alistair Hewitt
Market Intelligence
World Gold Council
Speaker

Mr. Vikvek Jalan
Senior Vice President
NCDEX
Speaker

Mr. Harish Pawani
MD
BIN SABT JEWELLERY L.L.C.
Speaker

Mr. Harmesh Arora
National India Bullion Refinery
Speaker

Mr. D K Aggarwal
MD
SMC
Speaker

Mr. Gerhard Schubert
Head of Gold & Commodities
Arab Banking Corporation
Speaker

Mr. Sudheesh Nambiath
Senior Analyst- Precious Metals, GFMS
Commodities Research & Forecast
Thomson Reuters
Speaker

Mr. Chirag Sheth
Research Consultant
Metals Focus
Speaker

Panel 5
1)New Generation in Bullion & Jewellery Family Business
2)Budding Entrepreneurs in Bullion & Jewellery Industry

Ms. Manisha Gupta
Editor – Commodities & Currencies
ET Now
Moderator

Mr. Ketan Shroff
Managing Director
Royal Refinery Private Ltd.
Speaker

Mr. Mukesh Mehta
Punya Arts
Speaker

Mr. Anshul Sonawala
Narayandas Manohardas
Speaker

Mr. Mayank Khemka
Managing Director
Khemka Group of Companies
Speaker

Mr. Saurabh Gadgil
Managing Director
P.N. Gadgil Jewellers
Speaker

Mr. Rahul Mehta
Sterlin Silver Pvt. Ltd.
Speaker

Mr. Nikhil Arvind Ranawat
Swarnshilp Chains & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd.
Speaker

Mr. Viraj Chetan Thadeshwar
Shringar House of Mangalsutra
Speaker

Mr. Sneh Jain
Royal Chain
Speaker

‘Vision 2020′ Launch by World Gold Council

Vision 2020
World Gold Council
Launch

Launch of Gold & Silver Coins by IBJA

Launch of Gold & Silver Coins
IBJA

Building Brands – From Bullion to Billion

Mr. Jagdeep Kapoor
Chairman & MD
Samsika Marketing Consultants
Speaker

BVC Book Launch

BVC Book Launch

IBJA AND IIBS Website Launch

IBJA AND IIBS Website Launch

Thesis on Investigation of Dynamism of Interrelationship in Gold, Silver, Bond and Stocks by Ms. Ritika Jaiswal

Thesis on Investigation of Dynamism of Interrelationship in Gold, Silver, Bond and Stocks

Bullion Trend Prediction – The Astrological Angle by Sundeep Koachar

Sundeep Koachar
Astrologer, Actor, Anchor

Launch of ‘www.myjewellerybazar.com’ Portal by Royal Chain in association with IBJA

‘www.myjewellerybazar.com’ Portal

‘Hedge- when to do and when not to do’ & ‘Hedge tools supporting physical buyers’ by Mr. Sajeev Panicker

Mr. Sajeev Panicker
Founder & CEO
Equinox Trend Financial Market Pvt. Ltd.

Mohan Tanksale

Objectives

To give strategic impetus and managerial oversight to business organizations at CEO or Board level by leveraging the rich experience and insights gained from my 39 years of working in the field of banking and finance.

To effectively channelize my passion and experience in the area of Managerial Leadership so that business leaders of tomorrow are groomed and mentored.

To develop enabling organizations through Leadership Development, Strategic Goal Setting and improved Managerial Efficiency, which are the functional areas that have been my forte in all these years.

Top Management Positions Held

Experience And Expertise Gained

Major Professional Contributions In The Recent Past

Academic And Professional Qualifications

Personal Attributes

Awards And Accolades

Rajan Venkatesh

Mr Rajan Venkatesh is the Managing Director, and head of the bullion business of the Bank of Nova Scotia, India. ScotiaMocatta is the bullion division of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Mr Venkatesh is a Post graduate in Banking and Finance, an Associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Mr Venkatesh has been with Scotiabank for the last more than twenty five years and has held various senior positions in the Bank.

Mr Venkatesh is responsible for the bullion business of Scotiabank in India since 1998 and has been actively involved in the development of the bullion market in India.

Suresh P Prabhu

Ex Federal Cabinet Minister of Industry, Energy, 
Environment and Forests, Chemicals and Fertilizers, 
Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises

Shri Suresh Prabhu has often been described by many as that “un-common whiff of much needed fresh air” on the horizon of Indian public life who is not only armed with education, ability, understanding, high integrity, zero corruption but also with delivered milestones.

An all India rank holding Chartered Accountant armed with a Law degree Shri Suresh Prabhu is amongst those admirable names in public life with emphasis and jest for academics. The same zeal drives him presently to pursue two PhD.programs in climate change and economics in Germany and Mumbai,India respectively. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in India and abroad,including in Latin America.

As a Union Cabinet Minister with the government of India he has managed six ministries including important portfolios like Industry, Environment and Forest, Power, Chemicals &Fertilizers, Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises & ILR. During his remarkable tenure he introduced landmark legislations and policy initiatives leading to transparent, participatory administration and was adjudged as the “best performing Minister” and was an integral part of the highest decision making body of the National Democratic alliance led by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He has participated in several track 2 strategic dialogues with key nations. Shri Prabhu was also the Chairman of the path-breaking river inter-linking project under the NDA government.

His rich experience in law making, policy framing and it’s successful implementation towards optimum results stood in good ground where he took landmark decisions as a union minister, resulting in recovery of huge public money and saved massive losses for the Indian Government. An expert in social marketing and well versed with political economy Shri Prabhu infused highly transparent functioning in all his ministries which saw increased levels of stakeholder participation in the administrative process.

Innovation has been a hallmark of his activities. A few innovations like the Parivartan Kendra (centres for transformation), in rural areas for holistic development drew widespread acclaim. Shri Prabhu pioneered the compilation of all Government schemes in a book form for the benefit of rural people.

Shri Prabhu introduced landmark legislations in the power sector ( Electricity Act 2003), Energy Efficiency, Environmental issues( Municipal Solid Waste, Medical waste), Chemical Weapons etc Shri Prabhu has represented his constituency for four consecutive terms as Member of Parliament and has been a part of many important committees and forums of parliament. He has led many successful delegations and is widely recognized as one of the best performing MPs in the Indian parliament.

His career in the co-operative sector has spanned various sectors, global geographies and various roles which peaked when he became the youngest ever chairman of the largest urban co-op Bank in India, the Saraswat Co-op Bank Ltd.

Shri Prabhu is actively involved in several global working groups in the field of Energy, Economy, Water, Agriculture and Governance and has been connected with several global networks. He was selected as Youth elder of Asia at IYY. He has been an advisor to UN organizations.

A voracious reader and an equally gifted orator Shri Prabhu has been a key speaker on important global platforms on a broad spectrum of subjects. His articles have been widely published in prestigious global publications.

In gratitude to the academic world Shri Prabhu has been teaching in MBA programs, law course as a visiting professor in many institutions and is also an Adjunct Professor at National Institute of Advance Studies( NIAS).

His decades of untiring performance in public life has helped Shri Suresh Prabhu with a deep understanding of the dynamics of private, public, co-operative, social sectors at local, national and global levels.

A firm belief in the power of rural India has seen Shri Prabhu investing decades of toil at the grassroots to bring a holistic model of development using low cost and participatory models to help transform backward and rural regions. Having already trained 56,000 under privileged for self employment he has now set his sights on working towards 100000 more to be trained for self sustenance.

He is connected with over 100 organizations and NGOs engaged in rural development, education, health care, vocational training, music & arts, old age care, infrastructure, watershed development, farmers, youth, sports administration, industry organizations, employees welfare etc.

A widely traveled person he has visited over 100 countries and has personally visited over 80% of the districts of India. His blazing track record of achievements and milestones has been aptly dotted with numerous domestic and global awards and recognition.

Satish Bansal

Mr. Satish Bansal, Managing Director of M.D. Overseas Group graduated from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and joined the family business in the year 1976. A strong believer in leading by example, he honed his business acumen by working in Hong Kong from 1980-85.

He has a strong disciplined approach towards work that offers a great motivation for the workforce. With his rich experience of almost 4 decades, he is a leader in true spirit. His knowledge is not only limited to the intricacies of the bullion industry but is an expert in all fields – administration, legal matters, accounts and finance, income-tax, financial and risk management. It is his utmost dedication, hard work and passion for his work that have led the Group to stand where it does.

Mehul Choksi

Mr. Mehul C Choksi has been associated with the gems and jewellery industry for over three decades. He has wide experience in the diamond industry having an exposure to the entire range of activities, from buying roughs to jewellery sales. He has been instrumental in branding jewellery in India and has launched several successful brands like GILI, D’Damas, and Giantti. He plays a crucial role in deciding the positioning for brands such as Nakshatra and Asmi. He has also been a pioneer in corporatising the jewellery industry in India. He has been on the committees of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India besides holding several other key industry positions. He steers the group vision and strategy with his deep knowledge and foresight.

Manisha Gupta

Manisha Gupta is Commodity Editor for CNBC TV 18. She covers commodities and currencies and has been with the organization for last 4 years. She also covers the space for CNBC Awaaz as well. Prior to joining Network 18, she was heading Commodity research for few brokerage firms. She has been tracking commodities and Currencies for past 10 years. She is an MBA and PG in International Export /Imports regulations.

Pankaj Parekh

Mr. Pankaj Parekh, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) of 1967 batch, belongs to a family of jewelers of several generations. Mr. Parekh switched over from an Engineering profession to the parental business in Jewellery since 1988. But instead of venturing into local business he started his business of jewellery in exports only.

Mr. Parekh is the first person to be elected from Eastern India in the year 1997 in the Central Managing Committee of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, set up by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Since then, Mr. Parekh had held several posts in the Central and Regional Committees of the Council, and is the current Chairman of the Eastern Region.

Mr. Parekh accompanied as a member of the delegation led by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu and Shri Somnath Chatterjee, MP and Chairman, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.(WBIDC) in June, 2000 to Israel where the seeds of “Manikanchan”, the Gems & Jewellery Park were sown by him in the minds of the Government of West Bengal. He was subsequently inducted as a member in the Board of “Manikanchan” the Gem & Jewellery Park by W B I D C in 2001 and has played a key role in the creation of “Manikanchan” which was inaugurated on November 18, 2003.

Mr. Parekh has also led, or been member of various Gems & Jewellery Industry delegations, organized by the Council to Countries e.g. Italy, Latin America, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Middle-East & etc. which includes attending of the BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Thailand Economic Co-operation) meetings in November, 2002 in Sri Lanka and July, 2003 at Mumbai. Mr. Parekh was a trade nominee in the Board of BIS MTD 10 (Bureau of Indian Standards) for Hall Marking of precious metal jewellery under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India.

Mr. Pankaj Parekh is widely traveled and has great personal contacts over and above Italy, in most of the Countries in the West Asia due to his personal business.

Mr. Pankaj Parekh is also the Chairman, Eastern Region, of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry amongst others philanthropic activities.

Rajesh Khosla

Managing Director, MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Associated with the Indian base and precious metals industry for over 20 years. Is widely respected for his in-depth knowledge and understanding of commercial realities of the Indian bullion trade.

MMTC-PAMP India private limited, the joint venture between MMTC, India’s largest public sector international trading company and PAMP Switzerland, worlds largest privately owned precious metals processing facility and Referee Assayer to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has set up a fully integrated precious metals processing facility near Gurgaon, Haryana, which counts among the largest and most modern precious metal processing facilities in the world.

Mayank Khemka

Mr. Mayank Khemka is the MD of Khemka Group of Companies . Mayank Khemka has done his MBA from prestigious IIM Lucknow . Khemka Group of Companies is one of the top business houses of the country with interests in bullion, commodities and real estate. Mr. Mayank Khemka has an excellent reputation and impeccable track record in the bullion industry and has been instrumental in fast growth of the company and taking it to such heights to become one of the largest players of India.He is on the advisory panels of various committees of MCX,NCDEX and speaker at various gold conferences both in India and abroad. Mr. Mayank Khemka is also responsible for initiating the Group into the domain of Real Estate. His vision includes catapulting the Group into the top companies of the sector by delivering quality supported by world class amenities.He has been a pioneer and has set up a world class refining facility of gold and silver in Uttranchal,Rudrapur and it is only one of the 2 successful refineries running in whole of India.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay

Mr. Sudip Bandyopadhyay is a qualified CA and a Cost Accountant. Sudip has over 22 years of rich & diverse experience in various areas of financial services. He has worked with reputed organizations like Reliance (ADA Group), ITC, ICI and HLL. Under his leadership, Reliance Money had aggressively expanded its footprint in India and across the globe. Sudip was also instrumental in leading ADAG foray, amongst others, into Equity & Commodity Broking, Financial Products Distribution, Commodity Exchanges, Gold Coin Retailing, Money Changing and Money Transfer. During Sudip’s 17 years stint with ITC as head of Treasury and Strategic Investments, he managed investments in excess of Rs.4000 crores. He was responsible for the acquisition of strategic stakes in EIH, VST and several other companies by ITC.

P.H.Ravikumar

Mr. P. H. Ravikumar is currently the Managing Director of Money Matters Financial Services Limited. He was the Managing Director and CEO of National Commodities & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX) (2003-2008) and prior to that Senior General Manager, ICICI Bank Ltd. Mr. Ravikumar has over 37 years of financial services sector experience. He is essentially a commercial banker with about 32 years of banking experience, spanning retail, corporate and treasury banking areas in India and abroad. He is based at Mumbai and is a regular speaker at institutes of management and other professional forums.

He is on the boards of other well known companies in India

Gaurang Tripathi

Mr. Gaurang Tripathi , 46 years, a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University having pursued Management Studies from NMIMS. Started his carrier in the field of Automobile and moved on Automobile Finance where he headed an NBFC from 1990 to 2000. Involvement in the finance industry was the building block of understanding gold as globally at par currency product.

2000 onwards has been involved in setting up the Gold Refinery with particular focus on commercial operations. Involved in designing, implementing and executing all the commercial operating systems for the refinery and bullion trade over the years. Shouldering the responsibilities of procurement through international negotiations to sales through the trade channel furthered the all round experience.

Having continued in the same line of business and in the same market environment has developed and maintained deep contacts with the international and local players. Have amassed hands on and in depth knowledge of this line of business and presently he is VP-Operations at Shirpur Gold Refinery Ltd.