• CHAMPAGNE MOVES: Jean-Marc Gallot has been named managing director of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Champagne house Ruinart, effective Nov. 4. Gallot, who joined LVMH in 2003 as managing director of Louis Vuitton North America before being promoted to president of Louis Vuitton Europe in 2006, succeeds Stéphane Baschiera. Baschiera, meanwhile, has been named managing director of LVMH-owned Champagne label Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. Gallot, who will be based in Paris, reports to Gilles Hennessy, commercial executive vice president of Moët Hennessy Wines & Spirits.
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