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  • 7 June 2018

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT | Jennifer Zatorski appointed President, Christie's North and South America

New York - Christie’s announces the appointment of Jennifer Zatorski as President, Christie’s North and South America. A 25-year veteran of the company, Ms. Zatorski will transition from her current role as President of Christie’s Art Departments to a broader leadership role overseeing Christie’s operations throughout the Americas. She will work in close collaboration with Marc Porter, Chairman, Americas.  

“I am delighted to appoint Jen as President, Christie’s North and South America. A consummate professional, her wisdom and insight is sought after and valued by colleagues across the company. The depth and breadth of her experience coupled with her unwavering commitment to continued innovation and diversification of our business, makes her uniquely well-positioned to lead our operations for this important region,” commented Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer.

Her appointment follows the decision taken earlier this year by Brook Hazelton to leave Christie’s this summer, following the U.S. region’s flagship spring auction series. “It has been a great pleasure working with Brook and I appreciate his dedication to Christie’s and his many contributions to our business over the last several years,” continued Mr. Cerutti. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Ms. Zatorski has built her career at Christie’s in the U.S. over the last 25 years. During that time, she has held senior leadership roles in Finance, Business Management, and the Commercial Office. Most recently, she was President, Specialist Art Departments, overseeing the global expansion of collecting categories across the company’s auction, private sales and e-commerce channels. 

“It is an honor to take on this new role and to build on our successes in the Americas where our priority is serving our clients in the most creative and comprehensive way,” commented Ms. Zatorski.  “Over my career, I have had the privilege of working with every specialist department and every part of the business. Working together with Marc Porter, my mission is to ensure that Christie’s in the Americas remains a superb place to work, to visit, and to connect with great art and objects.” 

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2018 that totalled £5.3 billion / $7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.