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Wenhao Yu appointed Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s- Jewellery, Asia

11 december 2019

news_11122019_signet.jpgSotheby’s recently appointed Wenhao Yu as new deputy chairman, responsible for driving and further developing the auction house’s jewellery business across Asia, as per a report in
Before joining Sotheby’s, 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, noted Sotheby’s.
Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia, commented, “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, Yu studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London before joining Poly Auction Beijing in 2010 as a senior manager. He co-founded the Jewels and Watches Department and achieved a combined sales total of around $71 mln over three years.

  Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished