Sotheby’s appoints Jean Qian as Managing Director in China

Iconic art and collectibles auction company Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Jean Qian as Managing Director for the China division, effective immediately.


Based in Shanghai, Jean Qian‘s main objective will be to lead the China team in expanding Sotheby’s local business as part of the company’s overall strategy.



Reporting to Nathan Drahi, Managing Director of Sotheby’s Asia, she will work closely with her Asian and global counterparts to strengthen Sotheby’s presence in China through strategic growth initiatives and client expansion.


“I am very pleased to welcome Jean to our Asia leadership team,” said Nathan Drahi, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia. “China is a major strategic focus for Sotheby’s, and I look forward to our local development.” He added in the release.


Jean Qian worked for seven years at Farfetch, a leading e-commerce platform dedicated to luxury goods, as Vice President of Operations for the China and APAC region, where she led a team of 150 people in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Prior to that, she spent over ten years in management consulting, guiding multinational companies in the technology, media and telecom, luxury retail and financial services sectors, with extensive experience in cross-border business development in China.





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