By Michelle Graff
Philippe Mellier of De Beers Group, left, and Scott Berger of Pandora.
New York--Philippe Mellier and Scott Burger, the CEOs of two prominent companies, will serve as Jewelers for Children’s guests of honor at its Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas this May.

Mellier, CEO of De Beers Group, and Burger, CEO of the Americas for Pandora, both will be recognized for assisting JFC in raising funds to benefit children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. 

Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $45 million to programs benefitting these children through charity partners including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish America and the National CASA Foundation. 

JFC Chairman and American Gem Society CEO Ruth Batson said Mellier and Burger were well-deserving of the honor and that, “Their commitment to giving back, particularly when children are involved, is commendable.”

Mellier was appointed CEO of De Beers Group in July 2011, formerly serving as executive vice president of the Alstom Group, an infrastructure solutions company. He joined the De Beers SA board in May 2011.

Burger, who leads strategy development at Pandora and oversees all aspects of the business for the company’s largest market, was first named the brand’s president of North America in 2012 and then the Americas in 2013. 

JFC’s Facets of Hope event is scheduled for Sunday, May 31 at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel in Las Vegas at 6 p.m., with dinner and the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Information on sponsorships and tickets can be found by contacting JFC at 212-687-2949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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