After a nine-year tenure, Anna Martin will retire from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in December.
Martin, who first joined the institute in 2014 as senior vice president of global development, is currently its senior vice president of institute and industry relations. Before working for GIA, she spent 14 years on its board of governors, serving a three-year stint as its vice chair, the organization said Wednesday.
During her time with the institute, Martin expanded its relationship with industry leaders, including clients and stakeholders, and oversaw its beneficiation efforts.
Martin’s career in the industry spanned more than 40 years. Prior to her employment at the GIA, she was managing director at Standard Chartered Bank, where she was responsible for building a diamond and jewelry portfolio.
“Anna Martin helped build GIA’s capabilities as a global organization, expanding our mission and helping to secure the institute’s future,” said GIA CEO Susan Jacques. “Her wisdom, experience and dedication to our mission enabled GIA to grow and remain relevant in the face of unprecedented challenges.”
Martin will remain in her position as president of the board of Diamonds Do Good (DDG) and as a member of the advisory boards of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) and JCK.
Main image: Anna Martin. (Gemological Institute of America)