GIA Names Anna Martin SVP for Institute, Industry Relations

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GIA Names Anna Martin SVP for Institute, Industry Relations

She previously served as its senior vice president of business development and beneficiation.

Anna Martin, previously GIA’s senior vice president of business development and beneficiation, is now the senior vice president for institute and industry relations.
Carlsbad, Calif.—GIA has named industry veteran Anna Martin to the new position of senior vice president for institute and industry relations.

In her new role, Martin will mentor and work with senior GIA executives to develop relationships with important individuals, companies, and other gem and jewelry trade members.

Martin previously served as GIA’s senior vice president of business development and beneficiation. 

Prior to joining GIA, she worked at Standard Chartered Bank and ABN AMRO, significantly expanding the availability and delivery of financial products and services to the global diamond trade.

She served as a governor on the GIA board from 1997-2011, including acting as vice chair from 2008-2011.

Martin still serves on the board of numerous industry organizations.

“Under Anna’s incredible leadership as senior vice president and global head of business development and beneficiation over the past seven years, our successful work with miners, manufacturers, and retailers dramatically expanded,” GIA CEO Susan Jacques said.

“In this new role, Anna will devote her expertise and energy to help secure the Institute’s future and ensure the success of our very important consumer protection mission. I look forward to GIA continuing to benefit from her unique experience and wise guidance.”

Her role change comes as part of a reorganization at GIA.

The institute’s business development functions are integrating under Mark Buntz, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, with a strong focus on the U.S., China, and India.

With that came the appointment of industry veteran Richard Pesqueira to the new role of vice president of business development, North America.

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