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Billecart-Salmon appoints Mathieu Roland-Billecart CEO

Published:  07 November, 2018

Champagne Billecart-Salmon has appointed Mathieu Roland-Billecart to the position of chief executive officer.

A member of the 7th generation of the family, Mathieu assumes the role in January 2019 taking over from his cousin François Roland-Billecart, who has headed the company since 1992.

Having sat on the supervisory board for more than five years before joining the board of directors, Mathieu was well-placed to understand the nuances of running the family business, in particular thanks to the guidance of François Roland-Billecart,” said the Champagne House, which celebrates its bicentenary this year.

The “seamless transition” from one family member to the next generation had been one of the keys to Champagne Billecart-Salmon’s long-term success, it added.

Having spend 15 years at a leading financial advisory firm in London, Mathieu said he was ready to “write a new chapter in the family history”.

“My role will be to continue along the path that my predecessors have defined, bringing to it my own contribution. My objective is to continue to develop and improve our wines, because those are what bring about our growth, and most importantly, the loyalty of our most discerning clients,” he said.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon’s strength rested on its solid family anchoring that “allows us the luxury of taking our time to achieve excellence”, he added.

“I’m extremely proud to carry on the work of François, who has done a fantastic job over the last 30 years to make Billecart-Salmon one of the best champagne brands in the world.”

Champagne Billecart-Salmon was recently awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the North of France region in the Family Business category recognizing the company’s 200-year journey and successful family management over generations.