DAG announces the appointment of Daniel Gallen as Senior Vice President, Global Commercial and Strategy Director, starting September 2019.
Daniel joins DAG from leading auction house Christie’s, where he worked for twenty years, first as a client-facing 20th century Decorative Arts Specialist before moving into business management. In increasingly senior leadership roles since 2005, Daniel has managed more than 200 Specialists across 30 different art departments, and for the last five years, held the position of Global Managing Director, World Art, Books& Science. This group of nine specialist departments included the Islamic Art department, the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian classical art department and the South Asian Modern and Contemporary art department. Daniel successfully ensured auction market leadership for the group by defining a clear vision for departments, including significant changes to sold lot value distribution and the development of online sales and innovative sale concepts.
In this role, Daniel will be responsible for strategic planning and fostering growth across DAG’s commercial and non-commercial activities, thus executing an expansive organizational vision