HATHIRAMANI GETS ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF
“The Diamond Exchange of Singapore” (DES)
The Diamond Exchange of Singapore (DES) has elected Suresh Mulchand Hathiramani its new president for a term of two years at the bourse's Annual General Meeting on October 26. The DES outgoing president, Yee Heng Chiong, was appointed to the position of vice president. This will be for a 2 year term.
The following members were elected to serve on the DES Executive Committee -
Secretary: Lim Kam Su, Treasurer: Reuben Khafi, while its committee members are : Bhavik Mehta, Johnny Wham, Hemant Kothari, Wan Shung Ming, Kathy Ho and Roland Tan.
"Elections at the Diamond Exchange of Singapore are always important," said Hathiramani. "Our bourse is one of WFDB's smaller members, with a membership of about 60. However, we fulfill an important regional role."
"Our members and their companies are channels to a great many wholesalers, retailers and
Jewelers in the growing consumer markets that surround us in South East Asia. It is important that these markets are served by members of a bourse that is affiliated to the WFDB."
Hathiramani said the DES secretariat is currently in the process of signing up all DES members for the World Federation of Diamond Bourses Mark, the Mark of Excellence of the WFDB. Such a move for the members, with the WFDB Mark prominently displayed on their members' business papers, invoices, name cards, email stationary and websites, would be a respect and another promotional tool to advance their businesses.