As a collection manager, Joël Gessler looks after national and international private and corporate customers.
He gained experience as a collection manager at the UBS Art Collection and at a Zurich single family office. His work in the art department of the Family Office included advice on buying and selling art as well as the organization of commercial and non-commercial exhibitions. Before that, Joël Gessler worked as an experienced project manager at Art Basel in Miami Beach and in the Beijing branch of the Urs Meile gallery.
He is also heavily involved in the young Swiss art scene. He has been running the upandcoming.ch platform since 2014 to support emerging artists.
As a specialist consultant, Joël supports Akana customers in the field of state and private museums and collections in their digital projects.