Laurien majored in Art History in Leiden, the Netherlands, and during her studies was already active as a presenter and speaker. Amongst other events she conducted the Red Cross gala in The Hague, and during The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht worked for Otto Naumann, one of the largest and most respected Old Master Paintings dealers in New York. She followed this with 5 years as Client Development Manager and auctioneer at Christie’s, Amsterdam, where she was auctioneer for Christie’s paintings, jewellery, furniture and design sales.
Now based in Geneva, after having lived for 3 years in Chicago and 5 years in Moscow, Laurien continues to speak and to conduct auctions, including many for charitable causes. Pink Ribbon, Right to Play, Children's Home and Aid, Women’s Shelters, CIA and the ‘Night of the Stars’ for Fulbright scholarships are just a few of the large, high profile charities that have benefited from her auctioneering experience.
Laurien thoroughly prepares for each auctioneering and speaking engagement. With her background knowledge, charm and a great sense of humour she smoothly leads buyers to bid ever-higher, whilst simultaneously ensuring that all attending the event have an enjoyable and amusing evening.
Decisive, charming, and spontaneous, Laurien’s track record shows that she can be relied upon to make your business or cultural event a success. She presents at gala evenings, daytime conventions and conferences, where she can be relied upon to liven up your event and to keep the crowd on the edge of its seat.
She can be hired as presenter, moderator, speaker and auctioneer. She is also available for auctioneer classes.
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