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Christie’s appoints Jinqing Caroline Cai to top post in China
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:23|
BEIJING – Christie’s has announced the appointment of Jinqing Caroline Cai to the position of Managing Director, China, effective June 1. In this new role Cai will lead Christie’s activities in China.
Cai will lead Christie’s presence in China, further developing its services to clients in the region, developing Christie’s business presence and working closely with the company’s licensing partner, Forever. As Christie’s leader on the ground in China, she will manage company offices, overseeing all activities in the region. In addition, she will look to grow Christie’s educational and cultural activities, taking an active role in promoting international exposure of Chinese art and advising clients globally on both the Chinese art categories and the Chinese marketplace. She will also oversee initiatives that further elevate China’s culture in the global marketplace, while protecting and celebrating its cultural heritage. Cai will represent Christie’s and support its participation in existing cooperative programs between China and other countries.
Cai joins Christie’s from Brunswick Group, a leading global public relations firm, where she was a partner. After joining in 2005, as the founding partner in Beijing, she was instrumental in developing Brunswick’s industry-leading capabilities in public affairs, reputation management and financial communications, and helped build the team to over 60 professionals across three offices in China. Cai developed and executed strategic communication programs for international clients operating in China, as well as Chinese companies managing cross-border projects, such as mergers and acquisitions.
She began her career in New York with a boutique management consulting company before returning to Asia to join K1, a venture capital firm as a director in China investments. She then returned to her hometown of Beijing to manage the first annual Davos-like Boao Forum for Asia, which involved working with government, corporate and media organizations. Her success in this endeavor led her to setting up a public relations company called New Alliance before joining Brunswick Group. Cai earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton. She was born and raised in Beijing and entered Beijing University before pursuing overseas education. She speaks fluent Mandarin and English.
“The importance of China culturally and economically is profound. We are pleased to reaffirm our commitment to the clients and cultural activities in this region with the creation of this new role and by welcoming such a highly respected leader as Jinqing Cai as our new Managing Director, China,” said Steven P. Murphy, Christie’s CEO.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:54|