Christie’s International announced yesterday that Edward Dolman has been promoted to Chairman at the U.K.-based auction house. Since 1999, Dolman has served as the firm’s CEO, where he “Shaped new operations, technology, and business strategy to seize trends in the market which include a shift to modernism and a rapidly expanding global client base.” He has been with the company for 26 years, joining as a specialist in the European Furniture Department in 1984. Since that time he has ascended through the ranks first as a department head, then as Managing Director of Christie’s Europe, Americas, and Amsterdam headquarters.
More text and images after the jump…
Dolman is succeeded as Christie’s CEO by Steven Murphy, who served as CEO of Rodale Inc., an American publishing firm, since 2002. Mr. Murphy has previously held executive offices with major media corporations such as Disney Publishing Worldwide, EMI Records, and Simon & Schuster.