Bonhams Auction House Welcomes New Global Head of Wine & Spirits

Bonhams auction house has announced the appointment of Amayès Aouli as its new Global Head of Wine & Spirits. Aouli, previously the head of Continental Europe & UK at Sotheby’s Wine, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

In this position, Aouli will be based in France and will lead the global team across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. With a focus on ensuring continuity and maintaining strong relationships with long-standing clients in Europe, Richard Harvey MW, the founder of Bonhams Wine Department, will become the Chairman of the department.

Aouli’s previous accomplishments include launching the Wine department in Continental Europe during his time at Sotheby’s. He managed over 30 auctions, breaking records along the way. One notable achievement was overseeing the 162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, which raised an impressive $32 million, making it the largest charity wine sale in history.

Before his tenure at Sotheby’s, Aouli spent ten years as an executive director at J.P. Morgan, where he played a key role in business development across Europe. Throughout his 20 years in the industry, Aouli has built a strong network of relationships with collectors, producers, and merchants. He has also expanded his knowledge and expertise by completing the WSET program in both wines and spirits.

Bruno Vinciguerra, Bonhams Global CEO, expressed his excitement about Aouli’s appointment, highlighting the breadth of his experience and relationships in the industry. Vinciguerra believes that Aouli’s global overview will enable the Wine and Spirits Department to grow and establish a new program of sales worldwide.

Aouli is looking forward to his new role and sees Bonhams as one of the most trusted and reputable departments in the industry. He aims to build upon the success of Bonhams Wine & Spirits and provide clients with access to the global market as well as top-notch local support.

With the appointment of Amayès Aouli, Bonhams Auction House is poised to strengthen its presence in the market and continue offering exceptional wine and spirits auctions to clients worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bonhams’ Appointment of Amayès Aouli as Global Head of Wine & Spirits

1. Who is Amayès Aouli?
Amayès Aouli is the newly appointed Global Head of Wine & Spirits at Bonhams auction house. He previously held the position of head of Continental Europe & UK at Sotheby’s Wine and has significant experience and expertise in the industry.

2. What will Aouli’s responsibilities be in his new role?
As Global Head of Wine & Spirits, Aouli will be based in France and will lead the global team across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. His primary focus will be on maintaining strong relationships with clients and ensuring continuity in the department.

3. What accomplishments did Aouli have at Sotheby’s?
During his time at Sotheby’s, Aouli successfully launched the Wine department in Continental Europe and managed over 30 auctions. He broke records along the way and notably oversaw the 162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, which raised $32 million, the largest charity wine sale in history.

4. What is Aouli’s background before Sotheby’s?
Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Aouli spent ten years as an executive director at J.P. Morgan, where he played a key role in business development across Europe. He has also completed the WSET program in both wines and spirits, expanding his knowledge and expertise in the industry.

5. What is the vision for the Wine and Spirits Department under Aouli’s leadership?
Bruno Vinciguerra, Bonhams Global CEO, believes that Aouli’s global overview and extensive industry relationships will enable the department to grow and establish a new program of sales worldwide. Aouli aims to leverage Bonhams’ trusted reputation to provide clients with access to the global market and exceptional local support.

6. How does Aouli’s appointment benefit Bonhams Auction House?
With the appointment of Aouli as Global Head of Wine & Spirits, Bonhams aims to strengthen its presence in the market and continue offering exceptional wine and spirits auctions to clients worldwide. Aouli’s experience and relationships in the industry will contribute to the department’s growth and success.

Definitions:
– Bonhams Auction House: A renowned auction house that specializes in a wide range of items, including art, jewelry, cars, and wine.
– Global Head of Wine & Spirits: The individual responsible for overseeing and leading the wine and spirits department on a global scale.
– WSET: An abbreviation for Wine & Spirit Education Trust, which offers qualifications and courses for wine, spirits, and sake professionals and enthusiasts.

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