The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, May 27, 2015

UBS Wealth Management Director Doug Woodham appointed President of Christie's Americas
Over the last 20 years, Mr. Woodham has been a leader working at the intersection of finance, technology and business transformation. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced that Doug Woodham has been appointed President of Christie’s Americas, effective immediately.

In the role, Mr. Woodham will report directly to Steven Murphy, Christie’s Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for the overall management of the company in the Americas. Marc Porter, former President, continues in his role as Chairman, Christie’s Americas, having assumed a new and additional global role earlier this year as International Head of Private Sales.

“Doug Woodham’s long-standing interest in the arts married to his professional experience and business acumen will make him an invaluable leader at Christie’s,” Mr. Murphy commented. “This combination puts him in an ideal position to represent this region during a period of tremendous growth in the art market.”

“I am honoured to join this great company Christie’s and at such an exciting time in its 246-year history”, stated Doug Woodham. “I greatly look forward to working with the Christie’s team as, united by a common passion for the art itself, we continue to build the business for the benefit of the clients we serve, collectors and enthusiasts alike, all while staying true to the values that are the company’s foundation.”

Over the last 20 years, Mr. Woodham has been a leader working at the intersection of finance, technology and business transformation. As Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management, he led the turnaround of the Corporate Employee Financial Services division. He was also a leading member of the Wealth Management Advisor Group Management Committee. Before joining UBS, he was President of Moody’s KMV, where he led the creation of an independent credit risk advisory company from a series of acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with McKinsey and Company where he worked with wealth management, asset management, and investment banking clients.

As a long-time enthusiast, Mr. Woodham has cultivated a broad understanding of the art market and a deep appreciation for the passion of collectors. For the past two years, he has held the role as Co-Chair of the American Fellows patron program at the Whitney Museum, one of the largest and most important donor groups at the museum. Additionally, he assisted the Museum Director and a special Trustee sub-committee in developing a comprehensive financial plan for the $750 million Whitney Museum expansion.

Mr. Woodham received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He received his BA from Syracuse University.

Today's News

October 27, 2012

Archaeologists in Guatemala excavate Mayan ruler's tomb built between 700 and 400 B.C.

Dallas Museum of Art discovers George Inness painting "In the Woods" in the Collection

Christie's to offer Franz Kline's most important work ever presented at auction

Looters strip Bulgaria of ancient treasures; Powerless to prevent the rape of its sites

Exhibition of new works by the inimitable American artist Red Grooms opens at Marlborough

Behind, Before and Around Portraiture" on view at Tatiana Kourochkina Contemporary Art Project

Sotheby's London to sell Portrait of Kate Perugini, Daughter of Charles Dickens, by Sir John Everett Millais

Christie's launches '90s to Now', a new concept of sale dedicated to art created from 1990 to the present

Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from its London November Photographs Auction

UBS Wealth Management Director Doug Woodham appointed President of Christie's Americas

Art Gallery of South Australia announces that artist Trevor Nickolls has died at age 63

First exhibition devoted emphatically to Heinz Mack's relationship with Berlin opens at Arndt

The Whitney presents a major retrospective of the art of Richard Artschwager

Smithsonian launches Global Marine Biodiversity Project with $10 million donation

Massive, iconic Civil War flag on display at the New York State Museum

Rare Gustav Klimt monograph sets auction record at Swann Galleries

China wants to stop profiteering at temple sites

Vast Broadway costume collection on display in Florida

Museum debuts epic exhibit that expands the definition of Western American art

Spain's 2012 Prince of Asturias awards handed out; Architect Rafael Moneo honored in the arts category

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Sotheby's to sell one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's most beguiling interiors: 'Interior, Strandgade 30'

2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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