Christophe Navarre

Chairman and CEO @ Moët Hennessy

Mr. Navarre was born in Belgium and earned a degree in Business Administration from Liege University before joining the Continental Bank in 1980. He later moved to Exxon where he first held Marketing and Sales responsibilities with the Esso Group. In 1989, he joined Interbrew where he successfully headed a number of subsidiaries while developing a strategy based on the promotion of premium brands and the launch of very innovative products. Starting as Managing Director of Brasseries Bellevue, he later became Chief Financial Officer of Interbrew Belgium, then President of Interbrew Italy before being appointed as the head of the French subsidiary in 1995. Mr. Navarre joined the LVMH Group in 1997 as President and CEO of JAS Hennessy & Co. where he was deeply involved in restructuring the company while securing its leading position in the cognac industry. In May 2001, he was appointed CEO of Moët Hennessy, the Wine and Spirits division of LVMH, the world’s leading luxury goods company. He manages the prestigious champagne brands Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, and Krug as well as Hennessy, Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Scotch whiskies, 10 Cane rum, Belvedere vodka, and several wines of the New World. Among his various achievements, Mr. Navarre completed the European Marketing course at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. The father of four children, he finds solace in family life, golf, and motor sports, while cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit with real passion. Mr. Navarre was named Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, Commandeur de l’Ordre de Léopold II, and Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne. Among his other official positions, Mr. Navarre serves as a Board Member of the Comité Colbert and Member of the HEINEKEN Advisory Board.