Bakul Rasiklal Mehta
Mr. Bakul Mehta has been a formidable force in the Indian gem and jewellery industry. He began his career as a production manager in a textile factory of the Birla Group in Kolkata where he controlled and directed the factory’s production division. Mr. Mehta moved to Mumbai in 1971 to expand his third-generation family business of diamonds and jewellery. In 1974, he set up his company, Dimpex Jewels and since then the company has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of the leading exporter of diamond and jewellery.
In 2000 he was appointed as the Convener of the Promotion, Marketing & Business Development sub Committee of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council. He was later elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Council, where he was responsible for transforming the Council operations. He was then elected as the Chairman for 2 year term. As Chairman of GJEPC, his focus was to promote India as the world leader in gem and jewellery exports.
Mr. Mehta is also associated with a host of charitable activities. He was secretary of Palanpur Samaj Kendra, Trustee of the Gem &Jewellery National Relief Foundation and Trustee of the Jagat Maitri Trust.