Auction house Bonhams has appointed of Daniel Struyf as its international jewellery director.
Struyf’s role will see him working directly with Bonhams’ global CEO and global head of jewellery, Matthew Girling, with one of his key tasks to further expand the company’s market share in the jewellery sector.
He will also be tasked with enhancing the work of the company’s existing 30-strong jewellery team, which works at both a national and international level.
During his career to date, Struyf has lived in 10 countries and worked for three major jewellery companies including Christie’s jewellery team in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva, the Olympic Diamond Corporation in New York and Hong Kong and diamond company Backes and Strauss in Antwerp.
Girling said: “As our clients are based all around the world and our business continues to grow at a global level, it was apparent that we needed someone wholly dedicated to focusing on jewellery at an international level in order to meet our ambitious plans for the future.
“Daniel is an astute operator and has a brilliant understanding of the global jewellery marketplace and the auction business. He is a real talent and we are confident that with Daniel on board we will further enhance our existing offering and continue our strong growth globally.”
Struyf, who will be based in New York, starts his new role today (September 21) and will begin his first month with Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London on September 24 followed by Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in New York on October 13.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bonhams in this newly created role and am looking forward to really growing the business at an international level.”