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WJI 2030 Adds Seven Members to Its Board

May 1, 2023  |  Anthony DeMarco

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030) has added seven members to its board of directors.

The new recruits come from a cross-section of the jewelry, diamond and fashion industries, as well as from civil society organizations, the WJI said last week.

They include:

  • Anino Emuwa, managing director, Avandis Consulting, and founder of 100 Women @ Davos
  • Georg Kell, chairman, Arabesque and founder, United Nations Global Compact
  • Raj Mehta, director, Rosy Blue NV 
  • Licia Mattioli, CEO, Mattioli SpA 
  • Frédéric Grangié, president, CHANEL Watches & Fine Jewellery 
  • Bernadette Pinet-Cuoq, executive president, UFBJOP 
  • Gaetano Cavalieri, president, CIBJO 

“The diverse make-up of our board reflects the importance of its work,” said WJI executive director and secretary general Iris Van der Veken. “Its members have extensive industry expertise, policy track record, ESG global leadership, change and governance experience and knowledge of the current state of the industry.”

“All of them bring a legacy of integrity and commitment to deliver measurable impact to the 2030 agenda,” she added.

The new members join co-chairs, Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO of Cartier, and Marie-Claire Daveu, chief sustainability and institutional affairs officer of Kering, and Van Der Veken. The organization says it plans to add another board member representing civil society.

WJI 2030 was founded by luxury group, Kering, and luxury brand, Cartier, on April 1, 2022. Since then, the organization says it has been working on a governance framework by consulting members, non-members, civil society, the academic world, financial institutions, policy makers and various industry and non-industry stakeholders.

The organization is guided by the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Image: The new WJI board members. (Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030)


WJI 2030 Adds Seven Members to Its Board

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