Mumbai: Mr. Dev Shetty, Chief Operating Officer of Gemfields – the world’s largest supplier of coloured gemstones, was recently felicitated with “Bharat Gaurav Award” at the British Parliament.
“Bharat Gaurav Award” is prestigious award for Indians, from all over the World who have achieved overwhelming success in their respective field and made India proud globally.
Mr. Shetty was felicitated for his significant contribution in the global mining industry with a particular focus on colour gemstone and his efforts to making Gemfields the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, specializing in emeralds & amethysts from Zambia and rubies from Mozambique.
A chartered accountant from Mumbai, Mr. Shetty shifted to United Kingdom in the year 2006. He has been associated with leading reputed companies like Essel Propack and Pallinghurst Group, where he specialized in start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, business turnaround, strategic planning, treasury, tax and financial reporting.
Apart from Mr. Shetty, other prominent personalities to be felicitated at the event were Indian Hockey Legend Late Dhyan Chand, Noble Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi (India), Indira Nooyi (CEO Pepsi); Dr. Virendra Sharma-British Member of Parliament (London); S Vyasa University Bangalore chancellor; Mr Anshuman Singh -Ex Governor Justice (Rajasthan & Gujrat) amongst many others.