Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. Debbie has worked at various companies in the jewelry industry where she held positions in sales, marketing, and business development. Today, she is a strong industry voice on the use of gemological science to ensure ethical business practices worldwide. She is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; currently serving on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York.