Christie’s has appointed Emmanuel Danan (pictured) global managing director of Christie’s Luxury.
Danan will direct all aspects of Christie’s luxury business across both live and online auctions and private sales. He will be based in Paris and report to Francis Belin, the president of Christie’s Asia Pacific, who oversees Christie’s luxury, Asian, and world art departments globally.
Danan joins Christie’s from beauty brand Maesa, where he served as president for Europe and the Middle East. He has more than 22 years of experience in luxury, including 17 years with L’Oréal, where he was general manager of L’Oréal Paris for Western Europe.
The move comes after Christie racked up nearly a $1 billion in global sales of jewels, watches, wine, and handbags in 2022. Among last year’s highlights: the sale of a 228.31 ct. white diamond—the largest ever to come up for auction—which garnered $21.7 million. The auction house also sold the Fortune Pink, the largest pear-shape, fancy vivid pink diamond ever to go under the hammer, for $28.8 million.
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