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Haridas Kotahwala Returns as IDCA President

SourcingJan 24, 2024

Haridas Kotahwala Returns as IDCA President

Kotahwala, who’s served as IDCA president before, is a fourth-generation jeweler who runs Royal India USA Inc.

Haridas Kotahwala
Fourth-generation jeweler Haridas Kotahwala of Royal India USA Inc. will serve a one-year term as president of the IDCA.
New York—Haridas Kotahwala, the head of Royal India USA Inc., is the new president of the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA), which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.

Kotahwala, one of IDCA’s founding members, was unanimously elected to a one-year term at the IDCA’s board of directors meeting held Jan. 16.

This is the sixth time he has served as IDCA president.

Elected to serve alongside Kotahwala as vice president was Aniket Parikh of Terra Cor Diamonds, while Manoj Bhandari of RMC Gems Inc. was elected secretary, Navneet Chordia of Galaxy USA Inc. as treasurer, and Vibhor Saraf of Trillion Emerald Inc. as joint secretary.

The following members will remain as directors for 2024:
Shailesh Jhalani of Prompt Gem Importers Inc.;
Nimish Mehta of Atit Diamond Corp.;
Kailash Rawat of Rawat Gems LLC; 
Anshal Shah of Suraj Impex Inc.;
Akshat Sanghavi of Dynamic Design Group; and
Jihan Vaghashiya of Star Rays NY Inc.
 
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The new incoming directors for 2024 are Kunal Shah of Pristine Gems Inc. and Vishal Shah of Verigold Jewelry. 

The IDCA’s incoming board and executive committee expressed their gratitude to Shailesh Jhalani for his service to the association as president last year. 

They also thanked retiring board members Rutali Gandhi of Sagar Star Corp., who served as secretary/treasurer, and Vinit Jobanputra of Sanghvi Diamonds LLC, who was vice president. 

Founded in 1984, the IDCA is a New York-based not-for-profit comprised of diamantaires, colored stone dealers and jewelry manufacturers from India whose businesses are based in the United States.

The organization’s goal is to give its members a voice and provide a platform to connect, network and share and to promote ethical business practices. 

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