Rémy Cointreau has appointed Eric Vallat as its new group CEO, effective from 1 December 2019.
Vallat will succeed Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who has served as the company’s CEO since 2014. Chapoulaud-Floquet announced earlier this year that she would step down from her position by the end of the year, citing personal reasons.
Vallat has previously served as the CEO of the House of Rémy Martin, president of Mount Gay Rum – owned by Rémy Cointreau – and also served as a member of the executive committee of Rémy Cointreau from January 2014 to June 2018.
Most recently, Vallat held the position of head of the fashion and accessories maisons at the Richemont Group, and also served as a member of the company’s senior executive committee.
Marc Hériard-Dubreuil, Rémy Cointreau’s chairman, said: “Eric Vallat has a very good knowledge of the group, having successfully run the House of Rémy Martin for more than four years.
“Over the course of his career, he has also built up an in-depth knowledge of the luxury goods sector and French craftsmanship.
“We are delighted that he is rejoining the group and convinced that his expertise and charisma will enable him to pursue, develop and spearhead the value strategy that will lead Rémy Cointreau on to further successes and help the group achieve its ambition of becoming the leader in exceptional spirits.”
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