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Bonhams in Bond Street, London. Image credit: Grant Smith.

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Hoejsgaard has worked at a number of Swiss luxury firms including as CEO of tobacco firm Davidoff and is currently chairman of lingerie and textile firm Calida Group.

He is also currently a non-executive director of MCH group, the owner of the Art Basel and Masterpiece London fairs and was previously CEO there.

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Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard is becoming non-executive chairman at Bonhams.

Born in Denmark, Hoejsgaard, speaks four languages and lives in Switzerland.

He takes on the role from Bruno Vinciguerra who is now global CEO. Vinciguerra, a former Sotheby’s chief operating officer, was previously executive chairman when he was brought in by new owner private equity group Epiris in September 2018.

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Bruno Vinciguerra who will now be global CEO.

In March Bonhams appointed Patrick Masson to the role of managing director in the UK and Europe.

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Bonhams' Jacqueline Towers-Perkins.

Separately, in New York Bonhams has promoted Jacqueline Towers-Perkins to the position of vice president and director of Contemporary Art in New York. She was previously head of sale in New York and has been with the auction house since 2017.