Prof. Dr Dirk Boll studied law and wrote his PhD thesis on distribution systems for art and the legal framework of the international art market. He joined Christie’s in 1998. Following several positions in Germany, Switzerland and London, in 2017 he took over the position of President Christie’s EMEA (Europe & UK, Middle East & Africa). Dirk Boll is also a lecturer at the University of Hamburg on the subject of Art Management. He is a regular contributor to various daily papers and international magazines, and has published several books on the international art markets.