- Initially joined Sotheby’s in 1994
- Develops business and client relationships in the Japanese market
- Born in Tokyo, raised in New York City
- Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Culture from Sophia University in Tokyo
Takako Nagasawa began the most recent phase of her career with Sotheby’s Japan in 2005 when she returned to her position as General Manager of the Tokyo office, with the goal of further developing the Japanese market. Her knowledge of the auction business and extensive network of client contacts have helped place the Tokyo office in the unique position of working with avid collectors of both traditional and Contemporary art.
Ms Nagasawa had first joined Sotheby’s Japan in 1994 as a client service representative liaising for major consignments from Japan. She was named General Manager of the office in 1999, overseeing the Tokyo team with a focus on corporate, financial and private collections. She left Sotheby's in 2001 to work for a prestigious American insurance company for five years, developing their high net worth marketing activities in Japan, before returning to Sotheby's in 2005.
Ms Nagasawa was born in Tokyo, but was raised in New York City. She attended Sophia University in Tokyo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Culture.