Waman Hari Pethe
Mr. Pethe is presently working as Partner in Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers, One of the most trusted and renowned Retail jewellery chain in Western India. Established in 1909 having Operations spread across three states. The brand has been operating through 26 stores, having a team of more than 900 people.
He has worked with Tata Electric Companies and IMRB before joining family business of “WAMAN HARI PETHE JEWELLERS” in 1995. He has been actively involved in the Gems and Jewellery Trade for more than 25 years.
He has been playing a pivotal role in expanding the brand WHP and in creation of brand identity WHP Jewellers. Under his leadership at WHP he takes care of Legal, Procurement, General Administration and primarily looks after Advertising and Marketing functions.
He is actively involved with the trade bodies at various levels: Zonal Chairman (West Zone) and Director at “ The All India Gems & Jewellery Domestic Council” (GJC) the largest Trade body in the country; Convenor (Head) of Hallmarking Committee; Director, National Governing Board , India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA) - A 100 year old Trade body representing the bullion and retail trade in India.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in B.E. (ELECTRICAL) from VJTI, Mumbai followed by masters in MBA (Marketing) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and a certificate course in Diamond Grading from International Gemological Institute.
He has been actively involved in delivering lectures on Marketing & Gold Trade, Hedging at various Management Institutes and Trade seminars.