ELECTIONS HELD AT DIAMOND BOURSE OF CANADA

David Gavin has been re-elected as the President of the Diamond Bourse of Canada

Toronto, May 20, 2014 — Elections were held at the Diamond Bourse of Canada on May 8, 2014, electing officers to the board of directors for a new 2 year term in office.

As a result, during the first meeting of the incoming DBC Board, the Executive Committee was elected and unchanged with the exception of David Gavin also serving as Treasurer.  David Gavin was re-elected as President-Treasurer.  Allen Shechtman was re-elected Vice President and Jeffrey Brenner was re-elected as Secretary.  Others elected to the board of directors include: Greg Jacobson, Samuel Chmielash, and Sampat Poddar and past president Bhushan Vora.

David Gavin has served on the DBC board since its inception in 2009.  He later assumed the office of Treasurer and served until his appointment to President in 2012 and subsequent re-election this year.

The new board is mainly comprised of members who have served on either the first or second board of directors and have been elected to return.  10 members stood in the elections vying for 7 positions with 1 new member Sam Chmielash winning a spot on the board.

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DBC ELECTION RESULTS 2014

A big thank you to all of the candidates for running and making such impassioned and inspiring declarations to the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week.  It was a pleasure to hear you speak and I hope this experience will encourage you to run again in future elections.

Announcing the newly elected DBC Board of Directors for 2014-2016:

  1. David Gavin, President 
  2. Greg Jacobson
  3. Samuel Chmielash 
  4. Jeffrey Brenner 
  5. Allen Shechtman 
  6. Sampat Poddar 
  7. Bhushan Vora 

Thank you to Razi Mizrahi and Deepak Kumar for scrutinizing and confirming each and every vote.  A big thank you to every member who attended the AGM today and those who took the time to vote.


 DBC ELECTION 2014: ORIGINAL CANDIDATE LIST

Presidential Candidate:

David Gavin (The Global Gem Group)

Director Candidates:

Samuel Chmielash (MSD Gem Lab Company)
Bhushan Vora (Gem Star Inc.)
Allen Shechtman (The Martin Ross Group)
Jeffrey Brenner (Jaybee Trading Inc.)
Greg Jacobson (Northam Diamonds)
Sampat Poddar (Byrex Gems Inc.)
Minesh Shah (Diaco Inc.)
Albert Wizman (Wizman Gems International)
Filip Zimerman (Zimmy Diamonds Inc.)