Dirk Boll

President EMERI, Christie's, London, UK
"Join me on the 8th of March 2019 alongside ArtTactic and leading FinTech companies in the art market where we will explore the use of big data and analytics in helping art collectors better manage liquidity, risk and volatility. Learn more on the overview page and register now to be part of this."

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Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll studied law in Göttingen and Freiburg i. Br. and wrote his Ph.D. thesis on distribution systems for art and the legal framework of the international art market. He joined Christie's in 1998 in London. Following four years as a German Christie's representative based in Stuttgart, he moved to the Zurich office in end of 2004 to take over the position of Managing Director of Christie’s International AG, Switzerland. In 2011 he was appointed European Managing Director and moved his office to Christie’s London, King Street. In 2017 he took over the position of President Christie’s EMERI (Europe & UK, Middle East, Russia & India). Dirk Boll is also a lecturer at the University of Hamburg on the subject of Art Management. In 2017, he was appointed Member of the Academic Board of Christie’s Education, a private university with branches in London and New York. In 2018, he was appointed External Examiner MA Art Market & Appraisal (Prof. Practice), Kingston University. He publishes regularly in various daily papers and international magazines. Since 2009 he published seven books on various aspects of the art markets, collecting or museum development. In 2015 he launched a publication on the development of the art market: Auctioneers who made Art History (HatjeCantz). His latest publication “Art for Sale – a Candid View of the Art Market” (2017) combines his background in law with his current professional area, analysing the legal and economical basis for and the distribution systems of the art market. Dirk Boll is board member of the Swiss Friends of the Israel Museum, member of the European Honorary Board of the Friends of Haifa University, member of the Honorary Board of Hadassah Switzerland, member of the Advisory Board of University of Zürich and board member of the Deusser Foundation, Zürich/Bad Zurzach. In 2017 he was awarded Knight Commander “pro Merito Melitensi” of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.