Tsukahara Remains Antiquorum CEO

John Yo Tsukahara will remain Antiquorum S.A.'s chief executive officer well into 2008. JCK's Oct. 31 disclosure was later confirmed by ArtistHouse Holdings, which owns 50 percent of the international auction house. The search for a permanent replacement for founder Osvaldo Patrizzi, who left in August, ended in October. In addition, investment banking veteran David Smith became the new chief financial officer. Tsukahara was named interim president and CEO Aug. 2 when Patrizzi's contract was terminated by Antiquorum's new operators. (Patrizzi has challenged in court the legality of the removal of himself and other Antiquorum executives.) The board sought a permanent replacement, but in late October JCK learned Tsukahara will be CEO at least through spring 2008. “There will be no [other] new CEO in the near future,” spokesperson Karin Tasso told JCK. He'll stay “for a long interim
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