Mr. Chakkrit Bhamornsatit, HR Manager for IGC manufacturing was recently bestowed with the high honour title of “Officer in the order of Leopold II” by H.E. Marc Michielsen, Belgian Ambassador in Thailand, granted by HRH King Philippe of Belgium for honourable services rendered in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility projects. Mr. Chakkrit’s devotion to people in need started in the eighties when he worked as a UNHCR volunteer in refugee camps along the Thai-Cambodian border. From 1993 onwards, Mr. Chakkrit worked as the HR Manager for IGC manufacturing worldwide and took the lead in numerous CSR projects in Laos, Thailand and Botswana. Through dedication, free will, high morality and above all voluntarily Mr. Chakkrit devoted his time and efforts in generously helping the most needed in this world.
One of the world's oldest diamond firms, established in 1912, the IGC Group established a large polishing factory in Thailand in 1980. Since then, two more factories have joined the group: one in Laos in 1999 and another in Botswana in 2007. IGC is a De Beers sightholder and member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.