Jean-Marc Gallot appointed Managing Director of Ruinart

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, announces the appointment of Jean-Marc Gallot as Managing Director of Ruinart with effect from November 4, 2009. Jean-Marc Gallot replaces Stéphane Baschiera who was recently appointed Managing Director of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. He will join Moët Hennessy, the Group’s Wines & Spirits division, and will be based in Paris. A graduate of Rouen Business School, Jean-Marc joined LVMH in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton North America. In 2005 he was promoted President and CEO of the North America zone before taking over the position of President of Louis Vuitton Europe in 2006. Prior to joining LVMH, Jean-Marc held various senior management roles for Cartier, Christofle and Ferragamo.