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Rapaport India Appoints Harsh Parekh New Managing Director

Feb 10, 2015 3:25 AM   By Rapaport
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RAPAPORT... Press Release: The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce that Harsh Parekh has been appointed the new managing director of Rapaport India. Parkeh is a 15-year veteran of India’s diamond industry. He has previously worked in jewelry merchandising for Walmart and most recently directed buying operations for Zale Corporation in India. Rapaport India, with offices in Mumbai and Surat, employs 68 team members who support our Rapaport, RapNet®, GIA LabDirect®, Information, Research and Trading Services.

The Rapaport Group congratulates Pooja Kotwani on her upcoming wedding. Kotwani has been with Rapaport India for over 11 years and has served as its managing director for the past seven years. She will be taking on a new senior management role for international development during the second quarter of 2015.

“The Rapaport Group welcomes Harsh Parekh to our senior management team. Harsh shares our company values and will play an important role in expanding Rapaport India. I am very happy for Pooja and look forward to working closely with her on the development of new Rapaport initiatives,” said Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group.

About the Rapaport Group

The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of fair, transparent, efficient, and competitive diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Magazine is the primary source of diamond price and market information. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services providing research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world's largest diamond trading network; Rapaport Laboratory Services provides GIA gemological services in India, Belgium and Israel; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services specializing in recycled diamonds and jewelry. The Group supports over 20,000 clients in 118 countries and employs 200 people with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai and Hong Kong. Additional information is available at
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