Leila de Vos van Steenwijk grew up in Asia, South America and Europe and studied Art History at Christie’s Education in London and the University of East Anglia. After graduating, she joined Christie’s Asian department in Amsterdam and headed the department for 10 years before becoming Managing Director of the Dutch office.
One of the highlights of her career was discovering a rare 14th century Yuan blue and white jar, which at £15.7 million became at the time the most expensive Chinese art work ever sold at auction. In 2013, she moved to London for the company and was the Regional Managing Director Europe for Asian & World Art and took sales as an auctioneer in Hong Kong, New York, Paris and London. In 2020, Leila moved to the role of Global Director for Christie’s Education working with the Continuing Education teams in London, Hong Kong, New York as well as the Online Education team.