Having followed one of the more traditional graduate career paths into finance after Cambridge University, Oliver Kuropatwa decided to leave the city and travel to South Africa in search of a new and alternative challenge.
After a brief period mining and prospecting for diamonds along the Orange and Vaal Rivers in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, Oliver realised that buying rough diamonds and manufacturing them into polished was a more stable and predictable segment of the industry to build a business.
From manufacturing a few stones with the small amount of capital they had available, the business rapidly grew into the leading individual producer of South African certified polished, the leading manufacturing supplier to the South African trade, the leading certifier with the South African Jewellery Council and one of the leading customers of the South African Governments rough diamond marketing operation who described the company as ‘The Leading Manufacturing operation in the secondary market’.
Oliver Kuropatwa later returned to the UK and is a co-founding partner of a property development and construction business. You can connect with Oliver Kuropatwa via the Oliver Kuropatwa Linkedin page or email Oliver Kuropatwa at email@example.com.
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