Sébastien Laboureau holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris and a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He benefits from an international experience in Management Control (at AXA Group) and Investment Banking (Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs). Long-time, art enthusiast and experienced art collector, he is a trusted Art Advisor, located both in Miami and Paris, with partners in Latin-America and Asia, trusted advisor of private collectors, and various institutions all over the world. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arts and Business Council in Miami and sits on the Creative and Design committee of the Beacon Council. He is regional representative for Continental Europe of the Art Fund Association, and serves on its Best Practices Committee.
He is notably the Strategic Art Advisor of Institut Van Gogh, in Auvers-sur-Oise, of ACCOR hospitality Group (SOFITEL & PULLMAN brands). He is also the urban art specialist for the leading auction house in Miami, Fine Art Auction Miami, the special curator of France Pavilion, and an art consultant for leading art galleries in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Bogota. Sebastien Laboureau has been recently chosen as Art Advisor to the Sagamore Hotel, the 'Art Hotel' in South Beach for over 16 years, under new ownership. As a respected and independent expert on the art market, he is a keynote speaker to various private banks, family offices, art fairs and public institutions to give lectures and conferences on the art market and on selected art history topics. He specializes in areas of Art & Finance, Art Investment, Pop Art, Urban Art, and topics related to the secondary market. Sebastien Laboureau, as a street art expert, was most recently featured in USA Today for his selection of the “10 Best: Cities to see Street Art”.
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