Bonhams appoints new Head of Jewellery

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Ex-Boucheron and De Beers manager to take over Dubai proceedings.

Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, has appointed Deborah Najar Jossa as Head of Jewellery in the Middle East with immediate effect.

The London School of Economics graduate has worked with Boucheron and De Beers, but began her career in banking with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. She then took on a variety of managerial positions in private equity and internet start ups, helping prepare business cases and raise finance.

In 2002 Najar Jossa shifted her focus to jewellery – something she considers a life-long passion – with a move to Boucheron. She has since managed retail networks both in mono and multi brand environments in Europe and the Middle East.

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Najar Jossa arrived in Dubai in 2004, and joined Salam International where she became General Manager of the Watch and Jewellery Division, around the De Beers Diamond Jewellers Master Franchise.

Bonhams Chairman for Europe and the Middle East, Matthew Girling, said: "We are delighted to welcome Deborah to Bonhams. Her mix of jewellery and financial skills, and her international network of contacts, will add significantly to our team strength in Dubai and across the Middle East."

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