Management Team

Satish Shah

Satish Shah

Chairman
For a dream to become a reality, you need a visionary who not only sees the end goal but also knows the path to it. This is exactly the role Satish Shah has played in Gold Star since its inception. His ability to understand the market and change it for the better has made him a pioneer in the diamond business. This also resulted in him being referred to as the ‘Churchill’ of the Indian Diamond World. Today Gold Star continues to make new strides under his able supervision and guidance.
Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah

Director
They say perfection lies in the details and when you have a leader who has a keen eye for details, you company can aspire to reach for perfection. This is exactly what Sanjay Shah brings to the table at Gold Star. Constantly innovating, Sanjay has been at the fore front of advancing the Gold Star with patents that are now proprietary cuts of Gold Star.
Alkesh Shah

Alkesh Shah

Vice Chairman
Alkesh Shah believes in going in the extra mile to ensure the right results. Coming from a family of diamond traders, Alkesh completed his formal education in the U.S. to add to his knowledge and interests. He furthered worked in the U.S. to thoroughly understand the workings of the jewellery market abroad. His experience and vision in the capacity of the Vice Chairman of Gold Star Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. have been instrumental in making Gold Star a vertical manufacturer.
Ankur Shah

Ankur Shah

CEO
In a market where the product is key, Ankur has been the fundamental force behind the product department to ensure that Gold Star diamonds are always sought after. Being the youngest in the family, he is often called ‘Destiny’s Child’ due to his various talents. He is also a financial wizard and hence couples this knowledge to give the clients the best diamonds at the most reasonable price.

Key Management Clan

Ashish Shah

Ashish Shah

Managing Director
Starting as a diamond sorter, Ashish Shah has risen through the ranks to become the Managing Director. This has enabled him to understand the nuances of the complete business right from the grass roots, i.e. the production stage. He is responsible for the key processes of manufacturing, distribution, and international sales and is the driving force behind building a diverse work force at Gold Star.
Michael

Michael Lerche

President and COO of Goldstar Jewellery,
LLC - US Division of Goldstar Global
  Key Skills  
Michael Lerche brings 40 Years experience in the diamond and jewellery industry to the table, covering merchandising and sales and infrastructure. As a top management professional, he is responsible for leading both sales and managerial staff. Michael is also the Vice President of the Plumb Club - A leading supply side organization bringing the best jewellers to the best retailers.   Business Mantra   " My motto has always been service, service, and service. We pride ourselves on the simple notion that nothing matters more than the satisfaction of our customers. "
Vikram Advan

Vikram Advani

Product Development and Customer Management   Key Skills  
Vikram has a thorough understanding of the European Market and as such is the responsible for the growth, sustenance and credibility of the brand in that market. With his hands on experience, Vikram has a 360 degree outlook and working, which extends from understanding the pulse of the customer to the final product created for the customer.   Business Mantra   "Patience and consistency is the key to achieving success"
Adam

Adam Gerber

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing   Key Skills  
Adam Gerber is tasked with leading, motivating, and cultivating a sales & marketing force to service high volume National Retailers and Department Stores. With 25 years of experience in jewellery manufacturing, sales, and marketing, Adam has a proven track record with hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. His ability to target trends and implement them into jewellery assortments, proficiency in sales analysis and forecasting to maximize on opportunities, trends, and seasonality of different businesses makes him a key player in the Gold Star management. Besides this, Adam has also worked in the development of sales and marketing tools to aid in presentation and consumer education.   Business Mantra   " Lead by example "
Srinivas Gopisetty

Satish S. Hegde

Production Head   Key Skills  
Technically sound, implementing innovated process technics, adaptation of new technology with semi / automation machinery, process controlling through intelligent electronic process mapping system, introducing mechanical processing product lines, approaching to transform manufacturing processes to modern techniques.   Business Mantra   " Survivors will be the winners "
Saumya Badgayan

Dr. Saumya Badgayan

GM - Corporate Strategy HR & IR   Key Skills  
Saumya plays a key role at Gold Star by delivering innovative marketing concepts and strategies. She is also responsible for image and brand building, media planning, training, growing & managing associates and customer relationships. Saumya possesses strong skills in Marketing Communications, Strategic Planning and Development, Brand Building, Corporate HR. An MBA with dual Specialization in Marketing & International trade from SIMS & PGDPM (Gold Medal), she has mentored students from IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) for Career Guidance, an honour in itself in the Gems & Jewellery Industry.   Business Mantra   " To create continuous value in each component of human assets there by raising their contributions to business "
Ashish Shah

Bhavesh Shah

Financial Consultant   Key Skills  
Chartered Accountant, with 27 years’ experience in diamond and jewelley industry trade. Expertise communication skills, with Financial institutions, Auditing firms, Govt Organizations etc.. To analysis scenarios and draw suitable conclusions to it To provide right solution to problems in short period. Good leadership quality, creating win-win situation and taking the group together ahead. Ability to take best decision in stressful situations. Designing and analyzing the reports in best way to make the decision making process simpler. Management experience with proven ability to manage teams and management work. Secretary of Seepz Gems & Jewellery Manufacturing Association for more than 10 years. Committee member of SEZ and EOU council of India   Business Mantra   "WORK IS WORSHIP"
yuriko

Yuriko Menon

Product Development and Customer Management   Key Skills  
At Gold Star, Yuriko manages the dual responsibility of verticals related to product development as well as customer management, which play a very essential role in the business of the company. Analysing trends, creating creative designs on the basis of their knowledge and creating innovative products are the key areas of expertise of Yuriko. To create such products, Yuriko has a thorough knowledge of the customer base. Hence he is also a key member in planning business for the company.   Business Mantra   "Empower people to achieve team success"
Srinivas Gopisetty

Srinivas Gopisetty

Research and Development   Key Skills  
Srinivas plays a key role in Research and Development at Gold Star, enabling the company to be amongst the industry leaders in innovations. He holds expertise in Casting (Lost-Wax, Continous Wax), Rhodium, Plating & other enhancement processes, Refinery, Recovery, Fire Assaying, and Special melting processes & Alloy management. In addition he also looks after Machinery, Critical spares-consumables & Equipment, Maintenance, Purchase & Inventory, Process loss & Recovery management and Automation / Semi-automation.   Business Mantra   " Go–Green–Gold & be environmentally responsible "
Akash Talesara

Akash Talesara

Development and Merchandizing   Key Skills  
Akash has a good 15 years of experience in the Gems and Jewellery Industry. He is adept at understanding the finer nuances of design and the manufacturing processes. He also plays an important role in trends forecasting, procuring latest design and technology through R & D. Akash has also been instrumental in developing new ways to market and promote the Jewellery collections to the customers.   Business Mantra   "We have the ability to transform an idea into reality"
Siddharth Sipani

Siddharth Sipani

CFO   Key Skills  
As the Chief Finance Officer, Siddharth is the brains behind Gold Star Group’s financial strategy and operations and provides insights on financial policies and practices focused on enhancing business efficiency. Siddharth brings over 16 years of experience in Finance & Accounts, Global Fund Raising, Due Diligence, Compliance and Auditing, spanning across various industry sectors. Prior to joining GoldStar, Siddharth served in key management positons for Logistics Company and with Global M&A Consultancy Firm. He is a Rank Holder in Chartered Accountancy (CA) and Company Secretaryship (CS) Courses.   Business Mantra   "The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance." – O Feltham