Charles F. Stewart

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Charles F. Stewart
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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materYale University
TitleCEO of Sotheby's

Charles F. Stewart is an American businessman and is known for his role as the chief executive officer of Sotheby’s. Stewart was the former co-president and chief financial officer of Altice USA.

Early life and education

Stewart graduated from Yale University, majoring in history. After graduating from Yale, Stewart taught in Australia and worked to begin a co-op in Guatemala. Stewart decided that investment banking would be his career after seeing a former classmate was working with an investment company that had financial relations with Brazilian companies.[1]

In 1996, Stewart helped to open Morgan Stanley’s first Latin American office in Brazil. Stewart was involved with the international IPO of Unibanco and the privatization of Telebras during the 19 years he worked at Morgan Stanley.[2]

On June 24, 2013, Stewart was appointed chief executive officer of Itaú BBA International, the corporate investment bank of the Itaú Unibanco group.[3]

In 2015, Stewart was named co-president and chief financial officer of Altice USA after Patrick Drahi closed a $9.1 billion deal to acquire 70% of St. Louis-based cable operator Suddenlink.[4] Stewart oversaw Altice’s initial public offering, raising $1.9 billion for the company.[5]

In 2019, Stewart became the chief executive officer for Sotheby’s, another Drahi owned company.[6]

Stewart serves on the Prep for Prep’s board of trustees[7] and the Coalition for College’s board of directors.[8]

Personal life

Stewart is married and has 3 children.[9] Stewart has a home in the Hamptons.[10]


  1. Lew, Cathy (October 18, 2007). "Ambiguous goals led Stewart into media, banking".
  2. Dwyer, Rob (October 3, 2013). "Charles Stewart: Employee #1".
  4. Littleton, Cynthia (December 21, 2015). "Altice Sets U.S. Management Team After Completing Suddenlink Acquisition".
  5. Hirsch, Lauren (June 21, 2017). "Cable operator Altice USA raises $1.9 billion in IPO". Reuters.
  6. Pogrebin, Robin (October 28, 2019). "Sotheby's Switches C.E.O.s Two Weeks Before Auction Season". The New York Times.
  7. "Prep for Prep Board of Trustees".
  8. "Coalition for College Board of Directors".
  9. "Sotheby's Names Charles F. Stewart Chief Executive Officer". October 30, 2019.
  10. "The 100 Top Power Players Who Call The Hamptons Home".

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