Anoop Mehta, president of the Bharat Diamond Bourse and a leading diamantaire was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the JNA awards gala event held in Hong Kong on September 16. The award recognizes visionary leaders who have made significant contributions to the jewellery industry, particularly in Asia.
Mehta was specifically felicitated for his “vision and strong commitment to the diamond industry”, with Letitia Chow chair of the JNA awards judging panel elaborating, "He has stepped up to lead and steer the Bharat Diamond Bourse to a successful launch. The diamond exchange has since been branded as the world's largest. This is an endeavour that requires exceptional leadership and great courage, and takes a pioneer to accomplish."
On receiving the award, Mehta noted that he was greatly honoured, but added that the award was also a “testament to the remarkable teams of people that I have had the privilege to work with in order to bring the Bharat Diamond Bourse to full operation”.
Mehta joined the family business at a young age and has been involved in the trade for more than 30 years. He is also currently chairman and managing director of Mohit Diamonds Private Ltd. (Mohit Group) and a partner at Mohanlal Raichand & Sons.
Past recipients of JNA’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Nicky Oppenheimer, the former chairman of De Beers Group, and Leung Sik Wah, the honorary life president of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong and chairman of the Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association.
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