has appointed André Bodson as Chief Transformation Officer. Bodson will further the companys ongoing transformation into a digital auction house with a global footprint. He will also be responsible for the integration of the companys acquisitions, starting with the recently acquired Swedish auction house Bukowskis the leading auctioneers in the Nordic region. Bodson will be based in London.
Bodson has more than 30 years international experience in finance, strategy, operations, sales, general management and government relations. He joins Bonhams from his 18-month role as advisor to the Minister in the French government for gender equality, diversity and equal opportunity, Élisabeth Moreno. During that time, he has counselled the Minister on all business, digital and economic matters.
Prior to his work with the French Government, Bodson spent nearly ten years in senior roles at technology giant Hewlett Packard, latterly as Vice President and Managing Director for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this capacity he grew the business from $4.5 billion to $6 billion in two years, while significantly improving the operating profit. He previously worked for a decade at the leading global IT systems and services company, Dell, lastly as General Manager for the Western Europe region.
Born in Belgium and raised in France, Bodson graduated from Science Po, Paris in Public Administration and has a Masters degree in Finance from the Sorbonne Business School. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. He is fluent in French and English.
André Bodson said: I am delighted to be joining Bonhams at such an exciting time in its history. The companys development over the last three years especially in the digital sphere has been remarkable and the acquisition of Bukowskis is concrete proof of its ambition to grow. I am very much looking forward to working with the team to sustain Bonhams' transformation in the years ahead.
Bonhams CEO, Bruno Vinciguerra, said: I am very pleased to welcome André to Bonhams. He has built an outstanding track record as a leader in business transformation and leadership over many years and is ideally qualified to head up this important next stage of our development as a truly global auction house player.