Roxane Zand Sotheby's

Deputy Chairman for the Middle East, Sotheby’s

Harvard and Oxford educated, Roxane Zand began her career in museum and arts administration after three years in UNESCO. She left Iran after the Revolution to build a career in London in the field of education and the arts, and was one of the founding members of the Harvard Club of London.

Ms Zand was an officer of the Iran Heritage Foundation before moving to Asia House, as well as a freelance consultant for numerous projects for the British Museum and elsewhere in the art world before joining Sotheby’s in 2006 where she is now Deputy Chairman for the Middle East. Currently she sits on the Advisory Council of the Pictet Art Prize, the Development Board of the University of the Arts London, and has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London for her services to Middle Eastern art and culture. She is also arts editor for the Encyclopoedia Islamica.

At Sotheby’s she has played an instrumental role in developing and contributing to sales of Arab and Iranian art, and has conducted a number of charity auctions to benefit causes in the Middle East and North Africa region.

LANGUAGES: English, French, Persian

BASED IN: London, UK


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