Kevin Ching Hopes to See Chinese Works of Art Rising on International Stage
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Kevin Ching Hopes to See Chinese Works of Art Rising on International Stage

In the first part of the interview, Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia, shared with us his strategies to lead the auction house in market downturns. This time, he talks about his management philosophy which plays a key role to the success of the auction house. Speaking of his vision of the auction industry, Kevin Ching hopes to see Chinese works of art being appreciated by people around the world and to gain widespread recognition like Western art. Perhaps it explains why the sales of Chinese works of art have always been an important pillar of Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction. Q: Tell us about Sotheby’s performance in 2018 Kevin: We had a remarkable year in 2018. Our aggregate auction sales reached US$1 billion. We outperformed our competitors in 7 out of 9 categories. I’m thrilled about the results. Sotheby’s Hong Kong achieved a remarkable performance in 2018 autumn sales Q: Sotheby’s leads Asia for the third year in a row. What’s your secret to success? Kevin: Stability is the key. We stay focused despite the tough competition. Keeping high team morale is also important. Constant changes in members of the team is not good for the company. Precision is […]

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