- Responsible for strategic expansion in Asia
- Was Board Executive Director and Legal Counsel fo Dickson Concepts
- Qualified to practise law in Hong Kong, Singapore, England, Wales and Victoria, Australia
- Earned Master's degree in Law from London University
Kevin Ching joined Sotheby’s in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s Asia, responsible for developing the strategic expansion of the company in the region, particularly into mainland China. Under Mr. Ching’s strategic leadership, Sotheby's Asia achieved an over US$ 1 billion total of auctions and private sales in 2011. In 2012, Sotheby’s signed an equity joint venture agreement with Beijing GeHua Art Company to establish Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co., Ltd. - the first international fine art auction house in China. The historic inaugural auction held on the 27th September 2012 took the world by storm.
Previously a board executive director and group legal counsel of the public company Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, Mr. Ching was in charge of its legal and general business affairs in the international world of luxury fashion, watches and jewellery. In addition, Mr. Ching had special responsibilities for business development and operations of luxury retail in China, and was instrumental in the opening and development of Seibu department stores in China and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, Mr. Ching was a partner in Johnson Stokes & Master, one of the largest law firms in Hong Kong. Mr. Ching was at the same time the Chief Representative of its Beijing Office. During his legal practice, Mr. Ching specialised in the areas of banking, international shipping, commercial law, investments in China, as well as Sino-foreign joint ventures and arbitration.
Mr. Ching was educated both in Hong Kong and England, and holds a masters degree in law from London University. He studied English law, Soviet law, Air and Space law as well as Customary and Modern Chinese law. Apart from Hong Kong, he is also qualified to practise law in Singapore, England and Wales, as well as Victoria, Australia.