announced the appointment of Marc Michel-Amadry as Managing Director of Sothebys Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sothebys Zurich and Geneva and will strengthen Sothebys existing team in Switzerland with his international experience in the luxury sector and strong record of general management across Switzerland. The re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of Sothebys business in Switzerland and will enhance the companys ability to provide service to our clients, both buyers and sellers.
Speaking of the appointment Patrick van Maris, Managing Director of Sothebys Europe and the Middle East, said: I am delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Michel-Amadry as Managing Director of Sothebys Switzerland. Marc brings to Sothebys outstanding managerial skills as well as a thorough understanding of the luxury business from a global perspective and an appreciation of the cultural/regional complexities in the Swiss marketplace. Through his valuable expertise Marc will strengthen Sothebys existing service to Swiss clients, buyers and sellers.
Mr Michel-Amadry joins Sothebys from his position as President and Creative Director of Ebel and Concord, two key brands at Movado Group Inc. He began his career at TAG Heuer, where he gained international experience working in Singapore managing the marketing of the brand for the Southeast Asia region. He was then appointed to his first senior leadership role at age 31 as General Manager of LVMH Watch & Jewellery, also based in Singapore. Marc subsequently joined Ebel in 2003 as Director of International Marketing in charge of international media strategy, advertising, public relations, retail marketing and high-end jewellery business. He served as Vice President of Marketing from 2006-2009, before being named President and Creative Director.