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, knowledgeable about the collector car market, and brings many years of experience. He has advised major car collections in America and Europe, as well as held positions at classic car brokerages in the USA, at Aston Martin of Denmark, and most recently as a specialist at Gooding and Company. Jakob will assume his new position in Bonhams’ San Francisco office in February.
“Jakob is a great addition to our world-wide motorcar team,” said 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.”
Jakob Greisen commented, “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 motorcar 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, added, “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.”
[Source: Bonhams; photo: Pawel Litwinski]