Christie’s has appointed Jinqing Caroline Cai as their managing director in China. She will begin her role on June 1 this year and will “lead Christie’s activities in China,” according to a press release.
Ms. Cai comes from a non-art world background. She was formerly a partner at the public relations firm, Brunswick Group. She was that company’s founding partner in Beijing.
Ms. Cai will oversee all of Christie’s activities in China and promote the exposure of Chinese art and the market there.
“The importance of China culturally and economically is profound,” said Christie’s CEO Steven P. Murphy in a statement.