(IDEX Online News) – Amit Dhamani, CEO and managing director of Dhamani Jewels Group, and Thomas Insley, CFO of Intrepid Therapeutics, were appointed to GIA's Board of Governors.
Both were inducted at GIA’s May 2012 biannual board meeting in Hong Kong.
“Their combined expertise will help us continue to grow; to deliver unbiased, third-party evaluation of gemstones; and to provide world-class gemological education and instruments,” said Donna Baker, president and CEO of GIA
Dhamani is a second-generation jeweler with extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East and India. Coupled with his background in the colored stone and diamond wholesale business, his vision for the development of the retail gem and jewelry industry has made him an authoritative figure in the international arena. He holds an executive diploma in business administration from Harvard Business School and is the president of the GIA alumni chapter in the Gulf.
Insley has spent the past 10 years as CFO of three different companies, both public and private, and has 29 years of prior experience at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with five of those years as a managing partner. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute and of the Corporate Directors Forum.
"Amit is a visionary jewelry retailer with a firm grounding in best business practices and Thomas has an exemplary record of leadership as an executive and board member of public companies and nonprofit institutions,” said Susan Jacques, GIA board chair and president.