January 29, 2015 - Several months ago, Paul Hustinx informed the Executive Committee of TEFAF, that during 2015, he wished to step down as Managing Director of TEFAF, a position which he has held for 17 years.
Paul Hustinx discussed his desire to step down with the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Willem van Roijen, last summer.
Paul Hustinx was born in Roermond, Netherlands, in 1953.
read Art History and Archaeology at the University of Leiden
In 1984 he joined the Antiquairs International & Pictura Fine Art Fair, the forerunner of TEFAF at the Eurohal in Maastricht, as fair manager.
Shortly after TEFAF
was founded in 1987, the board asked him to join their organisation.
1994 proved to be a pivotal year when TEFAF
Maastricht hosted 'Treasures from The Hermitage St Petersburg'.
This first ever exhibition of works loaned by the Hermitage in St Petersburg to an organisation that was not a museum highlighted the Fair's exceptional position, and visitor numbers doubled.
Two years later Paul Hustinx was appointed Managing Director of TEFAF.
period in office he
has been responsible for TEFAF
's steady growth and the excellent financial state of the organisation.
He was also instrumental in establishing the TEFAF Chair of Oncology in 2007.
In 2008 Paul Hustinx received a high Royal decoration and was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his valuable contribution to TEFAF and joint initiatives.
is known for his
fondness for his
team in Helvoirt, many of whom have worked with him for more than twenty years.
Willem van Roijen, Chairman of the Executive Committee of TEFAF, commented: "Of course we are sad that Paul is leaving and we are greatly indebted to him for the excellent reputation TEFAF has established over the past years.
has been our preferred candidate from the moment Paul
informed us he
was considering stepping down as Managing Director."
I am delighted and grateful to have been chosen by TEFAF's Executive Committee as the successor to Paul Hustinx and to be appointed the new CEO of this prestigious organisation.
I am looking forward to working with the Board and the team in Helvoirt and to maintain TEFAF
's position as the world's leading art fair."
Patrick lives with his
wife and children in Surrey, UK.
These changes will come into effect on May 2015.
will commence his
early retirement per 1 September 2015 but will remain connected to TEFAF