Nicky Oppenheimer, De Beers Group

Country / Region: South Africa/ United Kingdom

About Nicky Oppenheimer:

Nicky Oppenheimer, former Chairman of the De Beers Group, is awarded JNA’s highest accolade for his outstanding contribution to the world diamond industry over the course of a career that spans 44 years. The third generation of the Oppenheimers to lead De Beers, Nicky Oppenheimer has added his own, distinguished contribution to a family legend that dates back to 1902. Under his leadership, De Beers opened up new markets for diamond jewellery in China and India, and established the De Beers’ Best Practice Principles (BPPs), a standard of ethical business behaviour that has set the benchmark for other global industries.