HONG KONG.- Phillips
is pleased to announce the appointment of Zhang Wenjia (張文嘉) as Regional Director, China, based in Shanghai. In her role, Ms. Zhang will be responsible for developing the companys client base and representing Phillips Asia and global business in China.
Ms. Zhang brings a wealth of experience in the fields of art and communications. Before joining Phillips, she was the Senior Advisor to Christies Shanghai. She also served as Director of ShanghART Gallery in Beijing and Executive Director at YUAN Space. She successfully developed many art partnerships, client engagement exhibitions and events in her previous role. In addition to Mandarin, Ms. Zhang speaks fluent English and French.
I am delighted that Wenjia joined our team as we are experiencing exponential growth in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia, said Lilly Chan, Managing Director, Asia, of Phillips. China is one of the worlds most important markets and its collectors are very active around the world. Wenjias appointment is a critical part of the companys global expansion strategy. As we strive to strengthen our presence in Asia and build long-term relationships with collectors across the region, Wenjia, together with our team of Asia representatives, will work closely with our global specialists to engage with our new and existing clients and expand our brand across the continent.
Along with growing the Hong Kong office and since its inaugural Asian auction in 2015, Phillips has made a series of key appointments to boost its presence in Asia, including Jane Yoon as the regional representative in Korea, Cindy Yen in Taiwan and Kyoko Hattori in Japan.