A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realising that all along they are being directed from behind.

Nelson Mandela

Dr. Harshad Mehta - Founder

Dr. Harshad Mehta has over 50 years of global experience in the diamond industry and is recognised as a veteran in the trade. Former Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange, Dr. Mehta has also been consistently voted among the top 20 most powerful Indians in the Gulf region. Beyond business, he is well known for his humanitarian efforts, which shine through in his association with social initiatives ranging from education, primary healthcare to medical research and resolving other developmental challenges. Dr Mehta embodies the 7Cs Group’s seven core values that inspire and guide all aspects of the group’s functioning.

  • Mr. Rihen Mehta - Chairman

    Mr. Rihen Mehta is a young visionary with a penchant for creating businesses that deliver consistent results. His 12 years of experience has already won him the title of ‘Young Achievers in Business in the UAE’ (Xponent Media) in recognition of his contribution to the growth of business in the country. He brings to the table innovative ideas and strategies to keep pace with a growing and challenging market. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group and the Dubai Diamond Exchange. Mr Mehta was featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top Indian Leaders 2017: The Next Generation and was also selected as honouree in the category Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below) for the JNA Awards 2017.
  • Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi - Non-Executive Director

    Dr. Matrooshi has held many key positions in government organisations including the Department of Economic Development, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Civil Aviation, to name a few. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and serves on its board. He also serves on various other boards and committees such as the Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the Agency Committee in the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Trade, UAE Banking Institute, Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA), and the Department of Economic Development.
  • Mr. Fahad Khoory - Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Fahad Mohammed Mir Hashem Khoory has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai. In 1994, prior to his graduation, Mr. Khoory began his training to manage diverse businesses in his family establishment. After completing his degree, he joined the Dubai Civil Aviation Finance Team. Mr. Fahad now leads over 20 companies, including firms in the trading, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, transportation, technical consulting and food & beverage sectors.
  • Mr. BS Vadivelu - Director, Finance, IT & Projects

    With over 15 years of international experience at senior level financial and business capacities, Mr. Vadivelu is known for regulating industry controls, cost reduction, management and optimisation, safeguarding assets and ensuring adherence to best practices. He employs a hands-on approach towards problem solving and is a strategic thinker who specialises in building high-performance, result oriented organisations.
  • Mr. Keshav PT - Director, Investments & Legal

    With over 25 years in management and consulting in diverse industries, Mr. Keshav heads the investment arm of 7Cs Group. He is focused on the real estate, banking and hospitality sectors. His diverse background allows him to think differently, covering all aspects of the business, thus maximising returns for the Group. He is also a key member in ensuring that the Group’s philosophy is followed throughout the company.
  • Mr. MK Moorthi - Director, HR & Admin

    A senior professional with over 25 years in manufacturing, operations, supply chain management and human resource management, Mr. Moorthi is responsible for creating a high-performance work environment within the 7Cs Group. A skillful architect in framing human resource development systems, he also drives them with great conviction and commitment. He manages and develops key talent within the organisation through key coaching and mentoring, thereby creating strong succession within the organisation.
  • Mrs. Deepika Mehta - Director, Corporate Communication and CSR

    Mrs. Deepika Rihen Mehta lives by the tenets of striving for excellence and always maintains a forward looking approach. Her love for design led her to secure a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication and explore the world of creativity. She spearheads the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations initiatives of the company, while also bringing a creative perspective to all the Group’s business endeavours.