The chairman and CEO of the world’s largest auto auctioning house, the Toronto-based auction house, has died.
Nigel Thompson died on Sunday at the age of 92, his company said in a statement on Sunday.
The former chief executive of Canada’s largest auctioneer died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
He had been battling lung cancer since March, and had been receiving treatment for the disease since then.
He is survived by his wife, Annabelle.
Thompson was the former CEO of Ontario-based Christie’s International, the largest auto maker in the world.
He led the firm for 30 years, taking the helm in 2005.
Thompson is survived in his family by his daughter, Mary Thompson; sons John, Kevin and David; and a son, Andrew.
Thompson led Christie’s for 35 years, starting with the company’s first sale of a car in 1974.
He became CEO in 2009 and led the company through its first major restructuring and acquisition spree.
In his last decade in charge, he oversaw the consolidation of the auction house and its major divisions, including Canada’s biggest auto maker, the Christie’s division.
The company sold $1.2 trillion in autos in 2016.