Dilip Mehta, CEO of the Rosy Blue Group and GIA Board of Governor member, was granted the title of Baron by the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Belgium, and Antwerp in particular, has granted me many opportunities and this is why I have always been happy to live and work in this multi-cultural and harmonious city from the moment I arrived in 1973,” said Mehta. “I am extremely proud to receive this award and thank both the Belgian Royal family and Government for honoring me in this way.”
Mehta, who took on Belgian nationality in 2001, joined the family business in 1970. In 1973, he established Rosy Blue N.V. in Antwerp as the first overseas office of B. Arunkumar (now Rosy Blue India). For the past 35 years, Mehta has worked to build Rosy Blue’s leadership position in innovation, transparency, marketing, and to make the company a vertically integrated supply partner to the world’s leading jewelers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
“It is with great pleasure that I learned of the honor bestowed upon Dilip Mehta by the Belgium government. The Board of Governors joins me in congratulating him,” said Helene Fortunoff, chairman of the Board. “Dilip greatly deserves this honor that recognizes his business success along with his personal integrity and philanthropy. His expert knowledge and high stature in the diamond world make him an important member of our board.”
Mehta also serves on the board of the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP,) Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA,) and the Jewelers for Children Charity. He is also an honorary member and supporter of Special Olympics Belgium.