Henri Barguirdjian is the founder and Managing Partner of Arcot Finance, a Gem investing Company. Mr. Barguirdjian was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Graff Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries since 2000. The London-based House of Graff opened its U.S. flagship store on Madison Avenue in April of 2001. Since then the U.S. operation has expanded with the opening of new stores in Palm Beach, Chicago, Las Vegas and more recently in Bal Harbour as well as with nine boutiques at Saks Fifth Avenue.Henri’s extensive background in the luxury jewelry business includes his assignment as President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York from 1993 to 2000. Prior to joining VC&A, Henri was General Manager of Chaumet in Paris from 1991 to 1993 and President of the Retail Division of Harry Winston in New York from 1986 to 1991.