- Joined Sotheby’s London in 1996
- Appointed Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe in 2007
- Involved with European business development
- Began as a specialist in the Continental Furniture department
- Headed operations in Germany and France
- Earned Master of Arts and PhD degrees from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tubingen
Dr Philipp Herzog von Württemberg joined Sotheby’s London in 1996, and was appointed Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe in 2011. He is involved with European business development in all client relationship activities. His contacts comprise private collectors, dealers and major museum curators in Europe.
Dr Herzog von Württemberg has served in many roles during his career with Sotheby's. He began his career as a Specialist in the Continental Furniture department prior to being named Managing Director of Sotheby’s Germany in 1998. In January 2004, he was appointed Président Directeur Général of Sotheby’s France, a position he held until August 2007. Within this role, Dr Herzog von Württemberg developed an outstanding team in France and as a result, Paris is now one of Sotheby’s four international major selling centres.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr Herzog von Württemberg had gallery and museum experience in Germany.
In 1993, Dr Herzog von Württemberg received a Master’s degree in History and History of Art from the Eberhard-Karls-University, Tubingen, and in 1997 he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the History of Art. In 2000, he became a member of the Board of the university. He also attended Christie’s Fine Arts Course in the late eighties.