JES­PER THUEN Head of Golf, Asia-Pa­cific, ECCO

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Jes­per Thuen was, quite lit­er­ally, born into the golf busi­ness. Some of his ear­li­est mem­o­ries are of hold­ing a golf club while tod­dling af­ter his fa­ther, who has been a PGA Pro­fes­sional in cen­tral Den­mark for nearly 40 years. That up­bring­ing served Jes­per well as he went on to rep­re­sent Den­mark as a na­tional team mem­ber at the ju­nior, youth and ama­teur lev­els. He then pur­sued a pro­fes­sional ca­reer, com­pet­ing for five years on the Euro­pean Chal­lenge Tour.

Given his per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, it was no sur­prise that Jes­per joined ECCO full time shortly af­ter his play­ing ca­reer ended. Hav­ing now been with the com­pany for 12 years, he has re­cently been pro­moted to the role of Head of Golf – Asia Pa­cific, based in Sin­ga­pore, fol­low­ing a ten­ure as Global Mar­ket­ing Man­ager for ECCO Golf. He is tasked with over­see­ing the devel­op­ment of ECCO Golf across the en­tire re­gion, though he main­tains con­trol of the com­pany’s pro­fes­sional am­bas­sadors. Through more than a decade with the com­pany, Jes­per has helped grow ECCO into one of the world’s most in­flu­en­tial and ac­claimed mak­ers of golf shoes.

Jes­per Thuen

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