The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 21, 2014


Christie's Expands Asia Team with Key Senior Appointments
HONG KONG.- Christie's, the world's leading art business will expand its Asia team with three key appointments, as part of its continued commitment in the region.

o Angela Cheng, Vice President, Head of Marketing and Events, Asia
o Simon Tam, Head of Wine, China
o Ferida Yang, Shanghai Representative

“As the Asian market grows faster than in any other region in the world, Christie's continues to adapt its’ structure and activities to suit this rapidly changing environment. A number of senior appointments are being made in three key areas of our development. First in Wine, which is expanding to offer more auctions beyond the traditional bi-annual gatherings at the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre. Secondly, in Shanghai, one of the two key posts with Beijing, of our presence in China. Finally, in marketing, so that our promotional tools and programme of events can be further adapted to the needs of our many new Chinese buyers and sellers. These appointments are part of a larger set of initiatives planned for 2011 which demonstrate, once again, our great commitment to Asia and our desire to offer the best service possible to collectors throughout the region,” said François Curiel, President of Asia.

Angela Cheng, Head of Marketing & Events, Asia
Based in Hong Kong, Angela Cheng will be responsible for Christie’s presence and brand awareness across the region, providing marketing support to the Asian art specialists globally, and making it easier for buyers and sellers to transact with Christie’s. Angela will work closely with Christie’s 36 specialists in Asia and the heads of Asian art departments worldwide. Angela Cheng will be an integral member of the global marketing team and work with the broader international community at Christie’s to develop an Asian marketing strategy in line with the global direction of the firm.

With nearly twenty years of professional experience in marketing, Angela was previously at Hilton Hotels where based in Shanghai, she was Regional Director of Marketing, Greater China and Mongolia. In this role, she led the launch of Hilton’s Chinese website and of a VIP loyalty program. Angela graduated from California State University in 1987 with a Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing). She subsequently gained both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as a Post-Graduate diploma in Corporate Communications.

Simon Tam, Head of Wine, China
Based in Hong Kong, Simon Tam will be responsible for developing Christie's wine sales in Asia, with particular focus on client relationships in Greater China. Reporting to Charles Curtis MW, Head of Wine for Asia, Simon will work closely with the company's established wine teams in Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Paris and New York.

In 1999, Christie's was the first international auction house to organise a wine auction in Hong Kong and today has the largest and most experienced team in the world. Christie's also holds the world record price for the most expensive Impériale (6 litres) bottle of wine ever sold at auction: US$305,000 for a unique Impériale of Château Cheval Blanc 1947.

A pioneer educator, communicator and wine consultant in Greater China, Simon has over 20 years of experience developing and nurturing the Chinese Wine Market. A highly specialised award-winning consultant to the wine industry, Simon was voted “The Best Wine Consultant” by UK’s Wine Business International magazine. He is the founder of the Independent Wine Centre in Hong Kong and Shanghai (www.iwinecentre.com), Founding Chairman of the Greater China Wine Critics Association and co-founding director of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition. In addition, Simon serves on several Hong Kong SAR government advisory committees related to the wine industry and is a member of numerous professional groups including the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Chevalier de Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. As an active columnist and speaker, he regularly writes for international media and has spoken at major wine conferences worldwide such as VINEXPO and the London International Wine Fair. He also created an iPhone/iPad app “Flavour Colours” - the world's first Chinese food and wine pairing app. Simon graduated from Regency and Roseworthy Colleges in Australia in Hospitality Management and Wine Marketing. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Ferida Yang, Representative, Shanghai
Based in Shanghai, Ferida Yang will be responsible for client services and business development with the aim of helping to bring more of Christie’s global offering to Chinese collectors in the Shanghai region. Ferida joins Christie’s with a wealth of client service background in her previous position as Personal Shopper at Neiman Marcus retail group in Las Vegas, where she had a proven track record in sales from a high net-worth client base from Asia. She also had experience in banking and finance when she was Senior Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. Ferida is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese.



Today's News

February 23, 2011

National Gallery Opens Exhibition by One of the Most Versatile Artists of the Renaissance

Comprehensive Retrospective Dedicated to the German Painter Eugen Schönebeck at the Schirn

Home Movie of President Kennedy in Houston Donated to Sixth Floor Museum

Dozens of Thomas Jefferson's Books Found at Washington University in St. Louis

New York City's National September 11 Memorial & Museum Creates 9/11 Timeline

The Pace Gallery Presents Donald Judd: Works in Granite, Cor-ten, Plywood, and Enamel on Aluminum

Christie's Launches Spring 2011 Season of Post-War and Contemporary Art with First Open

James Naismith's Original Rules of Basket Ball to Be Shown at the Nelson-Atkins

Michael Hoppen Contemporary Presents the Diorama Map Series Featuring Sohei Nishino

High Announces Hale Woodruff's Renowned Monumental Talladega Murals to Tour Nationally

Raising Over £325,000, Charity Auction Success for The Photographers' Gallery

Ayse Erkmen's New Exhibition Entitled "On Its Own" on View at Rampa, Istanbul

Unknown Photographer Discovered by U of T Student Researching at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Historic Table, Which has Been at Brightling Park, Sussex, for Over 250 Years, to Sell at Bonhams

Getty Museum Presents Ancient Cambodian Bronze Masterpieces from the Khmer Empire

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market Showcases Extraordinary Art with Extraordinary Stories

Yale University Art Gallery Artist-in-Residence Program, Now in Its Eighth Year

Michigan State University Museum Launches Largest International Exhibit

Utah Museum Presents One of the Most Important Photographers of the 20th Century

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces that Emerson Commits $5 Million Toward $145 Million Campaign

Rare Painting of Doomed WW2 Bomb Store that was Covered Up for Years, Offered at Bonhams

Tim Davies Selected to Represent Wales at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice

Bertoia's to Auction the Late Donal Markey's Near-Flawless Collection of Toys, Folk Art and Advertising

Walker Art Gallery Acquires Important Watercolour: "Goodbye on the Mersey" by James Tissot

Bishopsgate Institute, Designed by Charles Harrison Townsend, to Unveil £7 Million Refurbishment

New Faces Join Third Master Paintings Week to Be Held During July in London

Christie's Expands Asia Team with Key Senior Appointments

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site