JESPER THUEN Head of Golf, Asia-Pacific, ECCO
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.