The World Gold Council expands its Market Intelligence Group with two new appointments in India and China

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, today announces the appointment of Mukesh Kumar and Carole Lu to the Market Intelligence Group, which provides comprehensive research, analysis and insight on the global gold industry.

Mukesh Kumar joins the Mumbai office where he will strengthen the World Gold Council’s efforts in examining the emerging themes and trends across the gold market in India. Mr Kumar has over 10 years of operations and consulting experience in the mining, metals and steel industry most recently with CRU Analysis and Consulting, which provides business intelligence on the metals and mining industries. He will be working with Somasundaram PR, Managing Director, India to develop the case for an Indian gold policy whilst his India-specific research into demand and the gold supply chain will feed into central Market Intelligence Group outputs, such as Gold Demand Trends in the coming months. Mr Kumar previously worked at Hatch Associates in the UK and the Steel Authority of India.

Carol Lu joins the Shanghai office from Metal Bulletin Research where she was a metals industry specialist and involved in developing models to analyse trends and patterns. In her new role, Ms Lu will work closely with Roland Wang, Managing Director, China, to engage further China’s gold industry by speaking with market participants and partners. Ms Lu’s work with country-specific data will support the World Gold Council’s objective of enhancing the global understanding of China’s gold market and her insights will feed into thought leadership pieces and other research publications.  Ms Lu previously worked at Kitco Metals and Shanghai Minmetals.

Commenting on the appointments, Alistair Hewitt, Head of the World Gold Council’s Market Intelligence Group said:

I am delighted that Carol and Mukesh have joined the Market Intelligence Group as we continue to expand our capabilities and expertise in China and India. They both bring a wealth of knowledge that will strengthen our ability to provide stakeholders with the information and insight they need to understand the dynamic drivers of these complex and deep-rooted gold markets.”

Carol and Mukesh’s appointments are effective immediately. 


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