According to a Press Release just received from the Global Philatelic Network:
On Thursday of this week, the doors of IBRA 2023 (International Philatelic Exhibition) will open. For four days from Thursday to Sunday, 25 to 28 May, the exhibition will be the meeting place for all philatelists. To kick off this exciting week, we have some announcements to make about how our group is securing our long traditions and current strong foundations for the future.
The group of stamp auction houses under the roof of Köhler & Corinphila Holding GmbH, known as The Global Philatelic Network, i.e. Heinrich Köhler GmbH in Wiesbaden (Germany), Corinphila Auctions in Zurich (Switzerland), H.R. Harmer in New York (United States of America), John Bull Auctions in Hong Kong, and Corinphila Veilingen, (The Netherlands), is pleased to announce new appointments to our management and partnerships.
Changes from 1 July 2023
As of 1 July 2023, Jonas Hällström RDP will join the group as new Managing Director of Köhler & Corinphila Holding GmbH. He will take up this new position together with Tobias Huylmans, who will also become the new Managing Director of the Group. Tobias Huylmans is currently Managing Director of Heinrich Köhler, and he will now expand his involvement within the Group. Jonas Hällström will also be assigned to the position of Managing Director of Corinphila Auctions in Switzerland.
At the same time that the Group’s new management structure takes effect, Tobias Huylmans and Jonas Hällström will become new partners and shareholders of Köhler & Corinphila Holding GmbH. The Community of Heirs to Erivan Haub will remain as the main shareholder. Karl Louis and Dieter Michelson will remain unchanged as partners and shareholders.
Changes from 1 January 2024
Karl Louis will step down from the daily business at the end of 2023, and Dieter Michelson will reduce his operational activities. They will both remain as shareholders and directors of the board of the company.
From 1 January 2024, Jonas Hällström will share the position of Managing Director of Corinphila Auctions with Antoine Clavel, who has been Managing Director of Corinphila Auctions since 2014.
Dieter Michelson will remain as Managing Director of Köhler & Corinphila Holding GmbH and of Heinrich Köhler in Wiesbaden jointly with Tobias Huylmans.
Both Tobias Huylmans and Jonas Hällström are well known in the philatelic community. Tobias Huylmans started working with Heinrich Köhler in 2007, became managing director of the company in 2019 and is one of the most respected philatelic experts in the German Expertisers Organisation (B.P.P.) and the Association Internationale des Experts en Philatelie (A.I.E.P.). Jonas Hällström has an extensive background in organised philately. His leadership capabilities were proven by him when organising the STOCKHOLMIA 2019 International Stamp Exhibition.
These appointments and changes are strategic moves to ensure the future leadership of the Group. They are being implemented now to prepare for a timeframe beyond the next decade and to ensure the continuation of the Group’s strengths and developments aimed at customers and partners around the world.
Christian Haub (on behalf of the estate of Erivan Karl Matthias Haub)
Karl Louis & Dieter Michelson
Photo: Tobias Huylmans
[photo credit: Global Philatelic Network]