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Sotheby’s Appoints Wenhao Yu as Deputy Chairman, Jewellery, Asia
Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Yu will assume a senior leadership role, responsible for driving and further developing Sotheby’s jewellery business across Asia
By: Diamond World News Service
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Dec 10 2019 12:42PM
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Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Wenhao Yu as Deputy Chairman, Jewellery, Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Yu will assume a senior leadership role, responsible for driving and further developing Sotheby’s jewellery business across Asia. Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Wenhao to this critical role in Sotheby’s Asia.

Our Jewellery team will benefit immensely from his extensive business connections, profound industry experience, as well as his outstanding track record. Wenhao will be a great addition to the team as we continue to strengthen our expertise and sourcing capabilities to meet the fast-growing interest and demand from the region.” Coming from a finance background, Mr. Yu studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London before joining Poly Auction Beijing in 2010 as Senior Manager.

He cofounded the Jewels and Watches Department and achieved a combined sales total of RMB 500 million over three years. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr. Yu was Deputy General Manager and Head of Jewels and Prestige Collection Department at Poly Auction Hong Kong. He founded the department in 2013, and spearheaded sales in jewellery, watches, spirits and luxury handbags. Under his leadership, auction sales went from strength to strength with multiple world auction records set.

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