Colin Shah is the Managing Director of Kama Jewellery in the year 1996 and was responsible for the successful joint venture with Leo Schachter in 2007 to form the new company Kama Schachter.
In it under Colin’s visionary leadership that the team at Kama is taking critical steps to drive profitability, gain global market share, improve product quality, customer care standards and consistently invest in technology. Colin is the elected studded jewelry convener in the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion council of India (GJEPC) and is a committee member in the Seepz Gem and Jewellery Manufacturers Association (SGJMA). He is a member of the young President Organisation (YPO), comprising a global network of approximately 20,000 young executives in more than 100 countries and a member of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO), an organization engaging entrepreneurs.
To date, Colin’s efforts have been recognized by numerous organization including the Government of India and the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council resulting in awards like the Largest Exporter outside Seepz for four consecutive years, the Udyog Ratna Award Emerging SME Award.
Colin was born in 1969 in Mumbai. He began his career in the diamond trade at 17 and had set up his own diamond trading business and a jewellery manufacturing unit by the age of 21. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and completed his vocational education from the International Gemological Institute (IGI).