Former Rio Tinto Diamonds exec Rita Maltez has been appointed global president of Hearts on Fire.
She has been Hearts on Fire’s acting global president since 2021, leading items teams across Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and North America. She reports to Sonia Cheng, vice chairman of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, which purchased the company in 2014.
Maltez previously worked at miner Rio Tinto in a variety of roles, eventually serving as head of Rio Tinto Diamonds for Asia. Following that, she founded Bravva Consulting, where she worked with GIA and Swarovski on corporate strategies and new business initiatives.
Hearts on Fire recently added several employees to its sales staff, including veterans of De Beers, Gabriel and Co., and Pandora.
(Photo courtesy of Hearts on Fire)
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