A look into GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard


From June 15 to 18, 42 senior gem and jewellery executives gathered at the Harvard Business School (HBS) to discuss challenges facing the industry during GIA’s Global Leadership Program.

For the second year in a row, attendees—who hailed from 12 different countries and 14 different sectors—participated in a custom program with a curriculum based on the distinguished HBS case study method. This year, the program focused on the importance of marketing, branding, strategy and communications to a company.

“The quality of the case studies, the participants, the interactions and debate, as well as the ability of the HBS professors to deliver was at the pinnacle of exceptional quality,” said John Green, chair of GIA’s Board of Governors. “This program has again brought closer collaborations to our supply chain and our industry.” CJ