Non-Executive President of Hennessy and Advisor, Moët Hennessy CEO
Bernard’s career began in 1979 at Château de Rieussec, Bordeaux. Later, he worked in the United States alternating in specialist distribution, production, oenology and wine and spirit importing. Upon returning to France, he joined Danone where he took responsibility of the group’s champagne brands in several export markets. He returned to the United States from 1990 to 1993, during which time he set up an import and distribution company in California to handle the BSN Group’s champagne brands. In 1994, he joined the LVMH Group as Export Manager for Moët & Chandon. Two years after, he rose to become VP Marketing Moët & Chandon. In 2000, he took up the role of General Manager for Moët Hennessy Italy, before becoming the international director of Moët & Chandon from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he was appointed President and General Manager of Ruinart. Three years later, he assumed the position of President of Hennessy Maison.