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John Thurman

Chief Operations Officer Sunjewels Group

COO for leading demi-fine and fine branded jewellery export manufacturer serving major brands across North America, Europe and ROW excluding India. Responsible for 6 manufacturing and sourcing operations in Bombay and Jaipur. Sunjewels was founded in 1985 and is a proud member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Driven by constant innovation, Sunjewels has achieved excellence in fine pave work with strong sourcing channels for micro-sized diamonds as well as extensive use of larger gemstones.

John's earlier career has included 11 years service as a Captain in the Royal Marine Commandos. He was also Managing Director of Sheffield United Football Club who play in the Premier League, the top flight of English soccer. He served 14 years as GM Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and India for a world class American MNC.

John holds a Masters degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has also completed the Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School.

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