Phillips has announced that Zhang Wenjia was appointed the regional director of its operations in China. Zhang will be responsible for expanding the auction house’s client base and business in Asia. Before joining Phillips, she was the senior adviser to Christie’s Shanghai. She also served as director of the ShanghART Gallery in Beijing and executive director at YUAN Space.
“I am delighted that Wenjia joined our team as we are experiencing exponential growth in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia,” said Lilly Chan, Phillips’s managing director for Asia. “As we strive to strengthen our presence in Asia and build long-term relationships with collectors across the region, Wenjia, together with our team of Asia representatives, will work closely with our global specialists to engage with our new and existing clients and expand our brand across the continent.”
Since its inaugural auction in Asia in 2015, Phillips has added a number of staff members to boost its presence there, including Jane Yoon as the regional representative in Korea, Cindy Yen in Taiwan, and Kyoko Hattori in Japan.