Ms. Nicolas brings 30 years of luxury experience and management of leading international brands to Sotheby’s, joining the company from Christian Dior Couture where she was appointed CEO of Dior Timepieces & Fine Jewelry in 2001. There, she created the “Fine Jewelry” division in 2001, followed by the “Timepieces” division in 2008. Laurence also occupied key positions at Cartier between 1990 and 2001, where she was involved in the international retail and marketing operations of the brand.
Ms. Nicolas holds a BS “Grande Ecole” Master Degree with specialization in international finance from NEOMA Business School. Before entering the luxury space, Laurence began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Capgemini.