Mr. Jesko in Jesko at Al Ain Class Motors
It was a great pleasure to have Mr. Jesko Von Koenigsegg at our main showroom.
We are much obliged for your kind visit and It was quite unique to see Mr. Jesko along with a supercar named after him.
The man behind the name
The Koenigsegg Jesko, the all-new megacar shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is named in honour of a special person in the history of Koenigsegg Automotive.
Jesko von Koenigsegg’s contribution to Koenigsegg Automotive pre-dates the existence of the company. It was Jesko who took a young Christian von Koenigsegg to see Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, the Norwegian animated film that inspired the dream that would eventually become Koenigsegg Automotive.
It was Jesko and his wife, Brita, who nurtured that dream. They encouraged their son’s interest in practical engineering; rebuilding monkey bikes and mopeds, and tuning boat engines.
Together, they showed him what business acumen looked like – Jesko as a successful serial entrepreneur and Brita with her renowned millinery business in Stockholm.
In 1995, having recently sold his business, Jesko joined Christian in Olofstrom during the earliest days of the company for what was supposed to be a six-week stint of assistance.
Those six weeks turned into 5 years…
Jesko became the first Chairman of the Koenigsegg board while he poured his life – and much of his life savings – into the future of the Koenigsegg company. His business experience proved invaluable as he built an experienced board that would put structures and practices in place to carry the company into the future.
“The board understood that the vision for this car was not just a young man’s dream. It was driven by a fierce passion that would accept nothing but the best” he said.
Jesko attended one of Koenigsegg’s first ever vehicle displays at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. His interest in the company and his enjoyment of promoting it have never faded.
Today, more than a decade since ending his day-to-day involvement with the company, Jesko still dons his suit and tie to attend the Koenigsegg stand at the Geneva Motor Show every year.