Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby’s said the re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of the company’s business in Switzerland and will enhance its ability to provide client services.
Michel-Amadry joins Sotheby’s from his position as President and Creative Director of Ebel and Concord, two brands at Movado Group Inc. He began his career at TAG Heuer, where he gained international experience working in Singapore managing the marketing of the brand for the Southeast Asia region. He was then appointed to his first senior leadership role at age 31 as General Manager of LVMH Watch & Jewellery, also based in Singapore. Michel-Amadry joined Ebel in 2003 as director of international marketing in charge of international media strategy, advertising, public relations, retail marketing and high-end jewellery business. He served as vice president of marketing from 2006-2009, before being named president and creative director.
Speaking of the appointment, Patrick van Maris, managing director of Sotheby’s Europe and the Middle East, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Michel-Amadry as Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Marc brings to Sotheby’s outstanding managerial skills as well as a thorough understanding of the luxury business from a global perspective and an appreciation of the cultural/regional complexities in the Swiss marketplace. Through his valuable expertise Marc will strengthen Sotheby’s existing service to Swiss clients, buyers and sellers.”