Coming from a finance background, Wenhao Yu studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London before joining Poly Auction Beijing in 2010 as Senior Manager. He cofounded the Jewels and Watches Department and achieved a combined sales total of RMB 500 million over three years. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr. Yu was Deputy General Manager and Head of Jewels and Prestige Collection Department at Poly Auction Hong Kong. He founded the department in 2013, and spearheaded sales in jewellery, watches, spirits and luxury handbags. Under his leadership, auction sales went from strength to strength with multiple world auction records set.