Champagne Billecart-Salmon Names Mathieu Roland-Billecart CEO
MAREUIL-SUR-AŸ, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2018--Champagne Billecart-Salmon announces the appointment of Mathieu Roland-Billecart to Chief Executive Officer. A member of the 7 th generation of the family, Mathieu Roland-Billecart assumes the role in January 2019 from his cousin François Roland-Billecart, who has headed the company since 1992. The transition from one family member to the next generation has been one of the keys to Champagne Billecart-Salmon’s two centuries of success.
Born in Champagne, Mathieu Roland-Billecart prepares to write a new chapter in the family history. After spending 15 years at a leading financial advisory firm in London, Mathieu has proven himself a thoughtful leader as well as an astute business manager, qualities that will enable him to lead a team long devoted to quality. He sat on the supervisory board for more than five years before joining the board of directors growing under François Roland-Billecart’s guidance.
“Champagne Billecart-Salmon’s strength rests on its solid family anchoring that allows us the luxury of taking our time to achieve excellence,” commented Mathieu Roland-Billecart. “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. 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.”
For Champagne Billecart-Salmon, this year has also been marked by anniversary celebrations, a new cellar, an exceptional harvest season, and, now, recognition by the business community. Champagne Billecart-Salmon was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the North of France region recognizing the company’s 200-year journey and family management. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards pay tribute to the men and women who drive French growth and competitiveness.
This year also brings a new vintage Champagne release. The 2007 Champagne Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Brut Rosé will release in France this year and arrive in the U.S. in early 2019. The cuvée distinguishes itself through its harmonious flavors and unique character. Comprised of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from the House’s top vineyards, it will age beautifully for the next ten years.
Independent since its creation, Maison Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ by Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas François Billecart. Today, the seventh generation of the family continues to pursue a perpetual quest for quality. In constant pursuit of excellence and perfection, the House shapes its greatest Champagnes by mixing ancestral traditions with the most modern techniques. Elegant and harmonious, these Champagnes gracefully celebrate every precious moment.
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