Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art market. From 2000 to 2012 he was Chairman and Chief Auctioneer of Phillips de Pury & Company. Earlier in his career he was Chairman Europe and Chief Auctioneer Worldwide at Sotheby‘s. He was also curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection that today is housed in its own museum in Madrid. At the beginning of 2013, Simon founded together with his wife Michaela, de Pury de Pury, a company specializing in private transactions of Impressionist, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Art.