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Rony gained several years of executive level business development and investment experience working for financial conglomerates including BNP Paribas and Deloitte. Gradually shifting his focus from collecting art to brokering and advising – he moved to New York to be the Director of Sales at David Benrimon Fine Art. After a couple years at the gallery he left to change the way collectors and art aficionados interact, invest, and collect art. He is now focusing most of his time heading ART PLEASE and lecturing at Christies on art valuation, investments and conducting collectors workshops.
He holds a BA from Arison Business School, IDC, Israel and an EMBA, Financial Engineering from Jerusalem University.
Lucie’s experience is in a deep knowledge of social media tools and its mechanisms. Lucie is an expert in human behavioral patterns, focusing on her attention and efforts on the interaction between social media, adverts and people. She has worked for small and medium enterprises, start-ups and non-profit organizations responsible for their social media, customer relations, press releases and advertising. The difference in client’s segmentation and marketing needs gave her an opportunity to learn more about a role of social media and internet marketing in a nowadays story-telling strategies.
She holds a degree in journalism from the Charles University at Prague.
Barbara Fiala is an international strategist, specializing in branding, PR communications and campaign management. She has worked with some of the world’s top political and corporate leaders. Barbara started her career at Greenberg, Carville, and Shrum Issues Management and rose to Partner within two years. In 2007,Barbara partnered up with AJF & Associates. Working alongside world-renowned campaign strategist Arthur Finkelstein, Barbara played a pivotal role in providing strategic counsel on campaign organization, strategy, and messaging to clients in multiple continents, including heads of states, party leaderships, MPs, municipal candidates, multinational organizations, and NGOs. Her professional network includes international collectors, private banks and insurance companies. She holds a degree in Political Studies from the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya, Israel, and a Master’s of International Economics from New York University.
Camelia is founder and CEO of the Dubai and Paris based L’Atelier Camelia – one of the leading independent art consultants in the region. Since their creation in 2008, they were the partners of choice to some of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s flagship enterprises looking to diversify into the art and heritage sector. Camelia’s specializes in securing leading 20th and 21th century masterpieces on the secondary market on behalf of our private clients, financial institutions, art foundations and art market professionals. She is also a regular speaker at art related conferences around the world speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and Art Park Moscow among many others.
Camelia studied at Letters & Languages, University Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Paris, France
Marco Mercanti started his professional career as an international art lawyer. Following his experience in the legal and compliance departments of Sotheby’s in London, he was invited to establish the art law department of Crowe Horwath International. He founded Oblyon in January 2012. Marco has an Italian law degree (University of Bologna) and a Master in international business law (ESADE). He is qualified to practice law in Italy and in Spain. Marco acquired a PhD on the international art trade at Univesity of Rome Tor Vergata. Marco has lectured on art law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at ESADE business school. His clients include high net worth collectors, commercial art galleries, art dealers, auctioneers, museums, artists, private banks and art investment funds. He is member of Art & Droit (FR), the Institute of Art & Law (UK), the Luxury Society, and the association of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM).
Maryana Greenberg is a jack-of-all-trades in the luxury world. Maryara has significant experience working internationally to grow businesses through her global network. She shares most of her time between her activities at Curzon PR as their director Business Development Director and as Director of ART PLEASE operations in England. Maryana is based out of the firm’s head office in London. Maryana is currently Contributing Editor for Epicurean Life, a London-based luxury lifestyle publication for those with discerning taste in food, fashion, travel, jewelry, motoring and art, and The Mayfair Times amongst other luxury publications. Maryana is also President of the foundation for the Museum of the Jewish Soldier, and was involved in fundraising for the development of the museum in Latrun. The cultural institution is dedicated to commemorating the courage and bravery of the Jewish men and women who fought in the Allied Armies and Partisan groups to protect the Jewish people and the rest of the world from the Nazis. Maryana is also involved in arts and culture projects such as the Mystetskyi Arsenal, Art Kiev to promote Ukraine’s inaugural International Biennale of contemporary and modern art, Azerbaijan Government’s Inter-faith Conference and Annya Sand’s latest Study of Russia exhibition at Asia House in London. Maryana is also currently a member of the fundraising committee for the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
Shay Kun, is an Israeli-born artist, living and working in New York. Shay completed his B.F.A. at the Bezalel Academy of Art and De- sign in Jerusalem (1998) and his MFA at Goldsmiths College in London, England (2000). Shay’s works have been shown extensively in past years on the international circuit, mainly across the U.S. and Europe, including solo shows at Hezi Cohen Gallery (Tel Aviv, 2015), D&F Contemporary (New York, 2015), Michael Schultz Gallery (Berlin, 2014), Linda Warren Gallery (Chicago, 2013), LaMonta- gne Gallery (Boston, 2011), and more. Notable group shows include The Haifa Museum of Art (Israel, 2016), AMC Gallery (New York, 2015), Untitled Gallery (New York, 2015), University of Saint Francis (Texas, 2013), The American University Museum (Washington D.C., 2013), Art Labor Gallery (Shanghai, 2013), and Lehmann Maupin Gallery (New York, 2010).