Mr. Mehul Choksi Vice Chairman Banking Committee IBJA Open IIBS Speech
Mr. Prithiviraj Kothari Vice President IBJA Closing IIBS Speech1
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
Shri S.K Jindal
Jindal Group Of Companies
Mr. Nilesh ShahCMDManaging Director & CEOAxis CapitalSpeaker
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. Rajan VenkateshManaging DirectorIndia Bullion ScotiaMocattaSpeaker
Mr. Devendra PantChief Economist & Head Public Finance
India Rating & ResearchSpeaker
Mr. Mayank KhemkaManaging DirectorKhemka Group of CompaniesSpeaker
Mr. Somasundaram P RManaging Director World Gold Council, IndiaSpeaker
Mr. Krishna Pratap SinghAdditional Director General of Export PromotionsMinistry of Finance Department of RevenueSpeaker
Mr. Mehul ChoksiChairman Gitanjali GroupSpeaker
Ms. Manisha GuptaEditor – Commodities & Currencies
Shri Swami RamdevSpeaker
Mr. Bhargava VaidyaBN Vaidya & Associates
Mr. Sumesh WadheraChief EditorThe Art of Jewellery
Mr. Chandraprakash SiroyaMD Siroya Jewellers LLC, Dubai
Ms. Ritika JaiswalDoctoral Research Scholar
National Institute of Technology KarnatakaSpeaker
Mr. Satish BansalManaging DirectorM.D. Overseas Group
Mr. Anubhav Srivastava Head of Product Development & Institutional Business
Motilal Oswal Asset ManagementSpeaker
Mr. Rajesh KhoslaManaging Director
MMTC-PAMP INDIA Pvt. Ltd.Moderator
Mr. Alistair HewittMarket IntelligenceWorld Gold CouncilSpeaker
Mr. Vikvek JalanSenior Vice PresidentNCDEX
Mr. Harish PawaniMDBIN SABT JEWELLERY L.L.C.
Mr. Harmesh AroraNational India Bullion Refinery
Mr. D K AggarwalMD
Mr. Gerhard SchubertHead of Gold & CommoditiesArab Banking Corporation
Mr. Sudheesh NambiathSenior Analyst- Precious Metals, GFMS
Commodities Research & Forecast
Mr. Chirag ShethResearch ConsultantMetals Focus
Mr. Ketan ShroffManaging Director Royal Refinery Private Ltd.Speaker
Mr. Mukesh MehtaPunya Arts
Mr. Anshul SonawalaNarayandas Manohardas
Mr. Mayank KhemkaManaging DirectorKhemka Group of Companies
Mr. Saurabh GadgilManaging Director
P.N. Gadgil JewellersSpeaker
Mr. Nikhil Arvind RanawatSwarnshilp Chains & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd.Speaker
Mr. Viraj Chetan ThadeshwarShringar House of Mangalsutra
Mr. Sneh JainRoyal ChainSpeaker
Vision 2020World Gold Council
Launch of Gold & Silver CoinsIBJA
Mr. Jagdeep KapoorChairman & MD
Samsika Marketing ConsultantsSpeaker
BVC Book Launch
IBJA AND IIBS Website Launch
Thesis on Investigation of Dynamism of Interrelationship in Gold, Silver, Bond and Stocks
Sundeep KoacharAstrologer, Actor, Anchor
Mr. Sajeev PanickerFounder & CEOEquinox Trend Financial Market Pvt. Ltd.
A Science Graduate & hailed from the family and famous business House in Kolkata
established by Bridhichand Gouti 225 years ago. Jute business, jute bailing press,
export in jute products and Gems and Jewellery were among the various business traditionally
handled by the family.
Diversification into wholesale bullion business brought into existence the company
M/s. Surajmull Gouti dealing with wholesale trading in Bullion worth Rs.200 crores
The Company Sumatichand Gouti Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. & SCG Exports Pvt.Ltd. are the
Member of Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Bombay Chamber of Commerce.
The company Inter Publicity p.Ltd. is the member of Indian Newspaper Society, AAA’I,
International Advtg., Advtg. Standards Council, etc.
Also the member of Cricket Club of India, Garware Club House, Taj Chambers, NSCI.
Associated with several charitable organizations for promoting education, religious
and cultural activities.
Vice President – Red Cross Society nominated by Govt. of Rajasthan, India.
Associated with reputed jewellery industries Print Medias, electronic medias, real
A passionate person with the wish to dream and the will to achieve it. Mr. Mohit
Kamboj in the year 2005 started his company called KBJ Jewellery Pvt.Ltd. and enhanced
the group turnover to a degree that was not expected. Mr. Mohit has put KBJ into
Real Estate, Entertainment, Aviation and Hospitality. Today, Mr. Mohit has earned
the reverence of the Uttar Bhartiya Award with eminent personalities appreciating
the work of excellence displayed by him. He also has another achievement to his
credit of being chosen as the director of The India Bullion and Jewellers Association’.
Mr. Prithviraj Saremal Kothari is a renowned name in the Gold, Silver and Platinum
Bullion Industry. He has been instrumental in the development of the bullion market
A commerce graduate from the Mumbai University, Mr. Kothari has been in the family
business of gold trading for over 30 years. As one of the promoters, he has almost
single handedly steered RiddiSiddhi Bullions Limited to the top 10 unlisted public
companies in India in terms of sales turnover as per BS1000.
He has given some crucial advice to the Indian Government in helping them make the
bullion markets more organized. He has been the pioneer in introducing ‘Instant
International price based INR denominated bullion trading in India’.
He is also on the advisory committee of the Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)
and has advised MCX and NCDEX for devising successful gold and silver contracts.
In the past, He had served as the President of the Bombay Bullion Association (BBA).
As a president, he had played a crucial role in promoting BBA in the international
He has played a vital role in the introduction of gold ETFs in India. Under his
vision, RSBL has successfully launched India’s first and only electronic over the
counter bullion trading system, RSBL SPOT.
He is one of the founding members and directors of the Jain International Trade
Organisation (JITO), an organisation promoting trade and welfare amongst it community
members. He is also the treasurer of ‘Bharat Mahamandal’,
He has been felicitated with the prestigious Jain Ratna award twice, once by Honorable
President of India, Smt. Pratibhadevi Patil on 13th March, 2012 and second time
by Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Prithviraj Chauhan on 23rd April,
2013 for contributing remarkably towards the well being and upbringing of the Jain
Not taking away his ever increasing achievements, he is not an ordinary Bullion
Man or a dealer; he is an Entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize Bullion Industry.
Jewellers & Bullion dealers only trade in Bullion but Mr. Kothari believes in
turning one’s dream of owning bullion with the best price of the Industry.
Mr. Kothari says ‘I want to take RSBL Brand internationally where people ask for
RSBL, want to know about the company and trade with trust in us.’ In my bid to keep
you posted with latest updates on Bullion markets, kindly check out: My Blog
Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, set up and
established by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, in the year 1963 with
the objective to promote exports of Basic Organic and Organic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals,
Dyes, Pesticides, Soaps, Detergents, Cosmetics, Toiletries and other products like
Agarbattis, Essential Oil, Chemexcil has 7000 members from all over the country.
Chemexcil has its Headquarters at Mumbai.
Hold the position of Trustee, Shri Banwari Lal Jindal Suiwala Educational Trust,
which has set up a College in Tosham (Haryana), a premier educational Institution
for the residents of Sui, Tosham and nearby areas.
Also, setting up and bringing up a Secondary School at Sui, for the upliftment and
education of people of Sui (Near Bhiwani).
Participated in various International Seminars and travelled extensively all over
Can conversant freely in English, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Haryanvi and has
the qualities of a good orator at seminars and debates.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
He is on the boards of other well known companies in India
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.