Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s EMEA in late 2019, Sebastian is responsible for the company’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa. In early 2021, he was charged with the role of Executive Lead for the newly established Sotheby’s NFT department, thanks to his avid interest in and passion for the subject.
Prior to his current appointment, Sebastian lived in Hong Kong between 2015 and 2019, where he served as Commercial Director, Asia, before assuming the role of Managing Director – Business, Asia in 2018. In this role he was responsible for leading the Company’s business director team, providing high value and complex transaction support, facilitating private sales, as well as overseeing the specialist departments of Modern Asian Art, Contemporary Art, Southeast Asian Art and Sotheby’s Gallery.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Sebastian was originally based in London as Senior Director of Auction Deals for Sotheby’s Europe and before this, Head of Sotheby’s Financial Services, Europe and Asia. By offering customised loans both for property consigned for sale and term loans secured against the value of a collection, Sebastian helped Sotheby’s global clients put their art collections and other valuable assets to work.
Sebastian joined Sotheby’s in 2004 after having graduated from the London School of Economics.