Indian American Kamlesh Mehta promoted as director of business head Nassau County, NYSeptember 17, 2011 18:24
Kamlesh Mehta, an Indian American, who has interests in media and diamond businesses, has been promoted as director of Business and Economic Development of Nassau County in New York State.
Nassau County, one of America’s wealthiest counties, Kamalesh is the first Indian American to hold the top business job.
Mehta had joined the county administration as deputy director in the Office of Economic Development in January 2010 when newly elected county executive Edward Mangano took charge in Long Island after a surprising victory over the two-term incumbent.
Mehta has interests in media and the precious stones trade and is on the boards of diverse businesses.
Born and brought up in Beawar, Rajasthan, he started his diamond business in Mumbai before moving to New York in 1986 to expand.