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WDC mourns the passing
of Board Member Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah, addressing the Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting in Mumbai, India, in June 2019.

MAY 5, 2022

The World Diamond Council (WDC) mourns the untimely loss of Sanjay Shah, a serving member of its Board of Directors, who passed away in New York on April 29, 2022.

Joining the WDC Board in November 2021, as the representative of India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Mr. Shah was a long-time member of GJEPC’s Kimberley Process core team and the convenor of the organization’s Diamond Panel Committee. In private life he was a partner of the KBS Group, one of the world’s largest diamond manufacturers and traders.

“Sanjay epitomized the sense of community and commitment that we are so proud of in our industry,” said Edward Asscher, WDC President, “giving of his time selflessly to international bodies like the World Diamond Council, and closer to home in India. Our thoughts go out to his wife Sangita, his children and their families, his colleagues and his company. He will sorely missed, but his memory will serve as a beacon for all of us.”