15 Nov 2012
Jakob Greisen, Head of Business Development U.S. Motor Dept
The new Head of Business Development will join the Bonhams motoring team on 1st February
Bonhams is delighted to announce that Jakob Greisen will join the firm's international team as the Head of Business Development, West Coast, US Motoring Department.
Jakob will assume his new position in the San Francisco office in February and, with his renowned expertise, will help augment one of the world's oldest and most capable auction houses.
A native of Denmark and fluent in English and German as well as his native tongue, Jakob is a lifelong automobile enthusiast. He is well known in the collector car hobby on both sides of the Atlantic, extremely knowledgeable about the collector car market, and brings many years of experience.
"Jakob is a great addition to our world-wide motor car team," says James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director. "His impressive background and record of success give him strategic perspective and we're fortunate to be welcoming him aboard next year."
Having advised major car collections in America and Europe, as well as holding positions at classic car brokerages in the USA, at Aston Martin of Denmark, and most recently as a leading specialist responsible for auction sales at many of the world's major motoring events, including the annual Pebble Beach auction, Jakob's extensive experience with some of the rarest and most valuable cars has given him a distinct set of skills that will greatly compliment Bonhams's position as a truly global auctioneer of classic vehicles.
Said Jakob, "It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I have decided to join the Bonhams Motoring Department next year. I am very much looking forward to helping further develop the Bonhams motor car brand in the United States. Bonhams has superior global presence and a longstanding, devoted history in the collector car hobby. On top of that, the executive board have a Chairman in Robert Brooks, Group CEO in Malcolm Barber and Group Director of Motoring in James Knight with old-car backgrounds dating back to the 1970s. They have the utmost honesty and integrity and their commitment and passion to develop the department is matched by mine."
Malcolm Barber, CEO of Bonhams, adds, "Jakob will be a welcomed and excellent addition to our team. His reputation precedes him, his knowledge reflects his passion, and his enthusiasm is infectious."
In the coming months Bonhams will be hosting an exciting schedule of motor car auctions, including:
Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, England, December 3rd
Scottsdale, Arizona, January 17th
Grand Palais, Paris, France, February 7th
Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance, Florida, February 23rd
For information about these and other Bonhams motoring auctions, please visit www.bonhams.com/motorcars.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com