Global Client Sales Manager
The language of luxury, none as powerful as the Rolls-Royce, is well-spoken in Melbourne, Victoria, since the unveiling of their lifestyle-themed showroom along Swan Street, Richmond. Specially flown in for the launch is global client sales manager Ian Grant, who cuts a dashing figure amongst the Ghost, Phantom and Wraith.
“The chic Bespoke Lounge in the showroom features a full bar and café, to match the sophistication of the city.”
Grant made his foray into the automotive industry in 2001 in the UK, as a force to be reckoned with, in the financial services and leasing sector. Family ties brought this dapper individual to Singapore in 2014 where he joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, taking on the challenge of corporate fleet sales on a global scale.
Perhaps he is better known for securing the famous deal with luxury hotel entrepreneur Stephen Hung who ordered 30 highly bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms for The 13 Hotel in Macau. Exclusively handcrafted, the stunning motor cars were conceived and designed in close collaboration with Hung. It was the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history.
Making his own history in Melbourne, Grant is extremely happy to work with Zagame Automotive Group PL, the sole dealership for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Victoria, Australia. “Zagame is an established automotive company which strives for perfection and that is a natural fit for Rolls-Royce. There is an impressive migration of high net worth individuals to Melbourne, the style icon of Victoria.”
Explaining the Rolls-Royce modus operandi, Grant says, “We don’t chase volume and numbers but we are enjoying a steady growth.”
This corporate business man who deals with hugely wealthy clients from highly diverse backgrounds has a simple philosophy.
“Treat others the way you want to be treated. Stay true to yourself. Be who you are.”
Father of two children, Grant spends most of his leisure time with his lovely Singaporean Swedish wife, five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. With a passion for Formula One, rugby and car restoration, his hobbies also include long-distance running, rock music and motorsport.
His preferred car?
“It’s going to sound rather cliché but I’m absolutely a Ghost fan through and through, from the heritage of the Silver Ghost all the way to the Alpine Trials, to the current Black Badge models. The Ghost is in my heart.”
在劳斯莱斯位于墨尔本维多利亚州 Richmond 区 Swan Street 的品质生活主题展厅揭幕后，令人赞叹再没有比这品牌更强大的奢华代名词。而全球客户销售经理 Ian Grant，这名穿梭在古斯特(Ghost)、幻影(Phantom)和魅影(Wraith)之间潇洒自如的风头人物也在推介活动引起瞩目。
Ian Grant 在 2001 年于英国踏足汽车行业，作为一股不可忽视的力量，投入金融服务和租赁领域。直至2014年，因为家庭原因将这位绅士带到新加坡，当时他加入了劳斯莱斯汽车公司，并且承担了企业团队在全球范围内的销售挑战。
作为知名品牌在澳大利亚墨尔本的长远规划，IanGrant非常乐意与 Zagame Automotive Group PL 合作，该公司是维多利亚州劳斯莱斯汽车的独家经销商。他说，Zagame是一家成熟经营的汽车公司，并且力求完美，是劳斯莱斯的不二选择。另外，令人印象深刻的是移居墨尔本的富裕人士，同时也是维多利亚的风格象征。”
by Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik