DR. JAYSHREE PANJIKAR
Proprietor & Gemologist
Pangem Enterprises & PangemTesting Laboratory
Born on 1st April 1955 in Pune, Dr. Jayshree Panjikar is the proprietor of Pangem Testing Laboratory in Pune.
A well-renowned name in Gems Industry. A famous Geologist and Gemologist who holds a PhD in Geology and has also gained various Degrees, Diplomas in this field from institutes throughout the world. She is the Proprietor of ‘Pangem Testing Laboratory’, Pune. She has won many Awards in her field of expertise, the most recent being Stree Shakti Mahotsav for Women Achievers of India, by The Government of Maharashtra.
Dr. Panjikar is the member of the Gemstone Panel of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). She is also on the Precious Metal and Gemstone Panel of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has taken very active role in the formation of the BIS standards for Diamonds. Recently she has been nominated as Executive Council Member of the International Gemmological Conference (IGC). Dr. Jayshree Panjikar is a member of the Advisory Board of Asian Institute of Gemmological Sciences Thailand (AIGS)and as well as on the expert committee of the Gem & Jewellery Institute of Thailand (GIT). From 2011 to 2015 Dr. Jayshree Panjikar will work as member of the Board of Studies for Geology for the University of Mumbai.
She is the Life Member of various prestigious organization like the Indian Science Congress, Indian Geological Congress, Geological Society of India, Mineralogical Society of India, as well a member of the International Alumni Association of the Heidelberg University Germany. Dr. Jayshree Panjikar is also one of the founders of the Forum of Indian Gemologists for Scientific Studies and the President of the Jewellery Designers Association and works for the propagation and development of gemology in India. Dr. Jayshree Panjikar co-authored the book “Gemstones – Properties and Identification”.
MR. SUMESH WADHERA
MD & Chief Editor of Art of Jewellery Magazine
Mr. Sumesh Wadhera is the Chief Editor of “The Art of Jewellery”, India’s leading Jewellery Magazine
An Innovative thinker, with a remarkable vision and outstanding leadership abilities, he has been instrumental in providing cutting edge information to the Gem & Jewellery Sector. “The Art of Jewellery” is a 14 year leading industry publication which facilitates information exchange and influences opinions and business promotions in the gem & jewellery trade and is flagship publication of AOJ Media Pvt. Ltd. Under his pioneering efforts, the magazine has won various prestigious awards and accolades. “The Best Trades Magazine” award, (ABCI) for the year 2013 and 2014, “Best Bullion and Jewellery Magazine” from India Bullion and Jewellery Association (IBJA) for the year 2014, and “Best Jewellery Magazine Award” from Gem and Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI) in the year 2014 among other accolades.
He is an inspiring combination of human values, business acumen, passion and innovation. Mr. Wadhera holds the following positions with various jewellery trade bodies.
Governing Board of Director: All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF)
The Vice President-South: India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA)
The Director & Chairperson Advisory Board: Karnataka State Jewellers Federation (KJF)
MR. R CHENRAJ JAIN
President & Chairman of Jain University
Roychand Chenraj Jain better known as R Chenraj Jain is a visionary leader, educationist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder chairman of The JGI Group, promoting excellence in education and in entrepreneurship. He believes that education is the cornerstone for the empowerment of people since it enables them to respond to opportunities, challenge their traditional roles and change their lives. His vision is to create human assets by providing education from elementary to tertiary levels, fuel economic growth by creating social entrepreneurs and build sustainable communities.
Awards/ Achievements/Recognition:Rotary Award for Vocational Service
• Dr. B C Roy Award from Indian Medical Association Award for Leading Personalities
• SEVAK Award for Service to Humanity
• Rajasthan Youth Association Award for Service in Education Sector
• Jaycees Award – Outstanding Young Indian
• Seva Ratna Award awarded by Centurion Trust, Chennai
• Honorary Doctorate in Education Administration & Management from Golden State University, USA
• Honorary Doctorate in Social work, Education & Philanthropy from Mangalore University, Karnataka
• Kempegowda Award for remarkable contribution in the field of education
Mr. Jain has served as a member of the State Level Apex Body for Quality Assurance & NAAC Accreditation, Collegiate Education, and Government of Karnataka and as Vice President, Federation of Jain Educational Institutes (FJEI).