Winch Design

Aino Grapin

Aino is responsible for leading the team into a new phase of success over the next 30 years, working closely with Andrew, the Board and the senior management team. She has nearly 20 years of experience in leading and growing businesses in creative industries, namely in the art, luxury and technology sectors.

Holding an MBA from INSEAD, Grapin started her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company focusing on growth strategies and private equity due diligence. She then spent nearly a decade at Christie’s, in a variety of strategic and operational roles, including International Business Director, responsible for Russian art. Aino went on to set up the European operations of Paddle8-Auctionata, an online auction house and major disruptor in the art world, as Managing Director, Europe.

"Aino is responsible for leading the team into a new phase of success"

Holding an MBA from INSEAD, Grapin started her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company focusing on growth strategies and private equity due diligence. She then spent nearly a decade at Christie’s, in a variety of strategic and operational roles, including International Business Director, responsible for Russian art. Aino went on to set up the European operations of Paddle8-Auctionata, an online auction house and major disruptor in the art world, as Managing Director, Europe.