R. Veeramani, Chairman and Managing Director, GEM Granites, has been elected president of the World Natural Stone Association (WONASA).

Mr. Antonio Josie Guidoni (Brazil), Mr. Medhat Mustafa Attia (Egypt) and Mr. John-Petter Gundersen (Norway) are the vice-presidents.

C. Kaliannan (India) is the new secretary general while Paulo Lucio Florio Giafrov (Brazil) will be deputy secretary general.