San Francisco – 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 Bonhams’ 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 motorcar 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’ 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 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, 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 roster of motorcar 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’ auto auctions, please visit 

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