A graduate of the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies, also known as “Sciences Po Bordeaux”, he managed arthouse cinemas in the 1980s. He joined DIVA in 1987 and became Associate Director two years later with the mission of leading the company into the top 10 wine merchants of Bordeaux. Under his guidance, DIVA has become an official distributor of almost all the iconic wines traded by Bordeaux. Fond of travelling, he has been able to combine business and pleasure promoting the great wines of Bordeaux worldwide. An Art collector and a friend of the Bordeaux museums, he was elected Grand Chancellor of the Bordeaux Wine Academy in 2019.
Sales Force Team
Vice President | United Kingdom, Europe, South Korea
An Englishman, born in Oxford and passionate about all things vinous and food, Ryan is always on the search for new gastronomic experiences. He studied Languages and Business in the UK, which eventually led him to France where he succeeded in obtaining an MBA in Bordeaux in 2016. Ryan decided to live his passion to the full and embark on a career in the wine industry, where he has developed DIVA’s English-speaking export markets with great success for the last 5 years. His strong contribution at DIVA was recognised in 2021, when he was named Vice President of the company. His clients appreciate his creativity, his savoir-faire and his relationship management skills.
Sales Director | Europe, South-East Asia, Middle East, Central America
An Engineer who graduated from the Lille Agricultural Institute; passionate by the wine universe, Antoine’s previous employers include E&J Gallo Winery and Baarsma Wine group. In 2009 he joined DIVA Bordeaux and has successfully developed export markets in Europe, the Middle-East and South-East Asia. Sailing on the Atlantic coast is one of Antoine’s great interests in life.
Export Director | Greater China, Taïwan
Originally from Wuhan, the sister city of Bordeaux in China, Yali worked 3 years in Shenzhen before deciding to pursue her studies in France in 2003. With a diploma from ESC Bordeaux, she helped the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce to develop Sino-France business partnerships. She then became specialized in the exports of Bordeaux Grands Crus Classes and joined DIVA Bordeaux in 2012. She fully utilizes her experience and insight in client management in developing solid and mutually-trusting relationships.
Export Director | Hong Kong, China, Russia
Born and raised within a winemaking family in Carcassonne, Benoit followed his roots and studied Winemaking at University in Montpellier. After having mastered the technical side of the industry, he decided to venture north to Bordeaux and completed an MBA in Wine Management at INSEEC Business School. Benoit then left for Shanghai, working for a prestigious group of Bordeaux classified growths, before joining a reputable Négociant where he spent four successful years. Joining DIVA Bordeaux in 2021, he is responsible for the company’s key accounts in Asia. Outside of the office, Benoit can be found in the kitchen, cooking up gastronomic delights for his friends and sharing his passion for fine wines.
Fine Wines Purchasing Director | Australasia, India, Singapore
Breton of origin, passionate about wine since day one, Ronan studied international trade and finance. After working for prestigious companies in Chablis and in the Loire valley, he moved to Bordeaux to develop the distribution of Grands Crus across Asia and the Middle East. For more than 10 years, he has been involved in purchasing fine wines and building relationships with Châteaux in the aim of ensuring an ever more qualitative distribution.
Export Manager | North America
Born and raised in Bordeaux, Baptiste successfully completed a Master Degree in Business law before breaking onto the wine scene as a Sales Manager for a reputable Cru Bourgeois estate. Seeking more international exposure and experience, he became a Brand Manager for an established Bordeaux Négociant in New York, representing and commercializing wines within their portfolio across the East Coast of the USA. Eager for new challenges and adventures, Baptiste enjoys extreme sports, notably in the mountains and at sea. His determination and open mindedness were what attracted him to join DIVA Bordeaux and ODDO Vins & Domaines in 2020, with a particular focus in achieving growth and development on the North American market.
Export Manager | Europe
Xavier has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and the trade of Bordeaux wines on European export markets. He provides all his expertise on fine wines and old vintages to his prestigious on-trade clients, who are his main partners. Offering a tailor-made, personal service is his true added value, which remains his main priority towards his customers.
Sales & Purchasing Assistant
Born and raised in the outskirts of Bordeaux, Julien spent the first 10 years of his career working in the high-end hospitality industry. Specialized in guest services, he became the youngest Head Concierge ‘Clefs d’Or’ in Geneva, where he was employed for 5 years before being called back to his hometown to start a new adventure. A true hedonist and eager for new challenges, Julien joined the wine industry and the team at DIVA Bordeaux in 2021 as a Sales and Purchasing Assistant. In his spare time, Julien is fond of the Arts, especially cinema and reading, whilst he also enjoys escaping to the mountains at any given opportunity.
Sales & Marketing Intern
A proud Bordelaise, Clémence naturally chose to dedicate her career to wine, joining the team at DIVA Bordeaux in 2021 as an intern in line with her ongoing Business Development degree. Working directly with the President and Vice President, her objective is to develop sales, communication and the marketing of the company. Extremely creative and having a fine eye for the world of photography, Clémence naturally took over the management of DIVA’s social networks.
Chief Financial Officer
Soon after graduation, Christophe joined DIVA Bordeaux in 1989, evolving with the growth of the company and is now CFO. With a great passion for golf, he practices the sport with concentration, precision, responsiveness and a great amount of pleasure... which fits perfectly in sync with his role at the company!
Julie RODAS BOUILLAND
Sales Administration Director | Americas, Canada, Oceania, Africa, Russia
With a bachelor’s degree in Wine Marketing, Julie spent 2 years in sales for a family estate in the Loire Valley. She became part of the Sales Administration team at DIVA in 2016 and appreciates the direct contact with customers and Chateaux, who value her rigor and work ethic. A leader, she enjoys her job because of its adaptability and diversity.
Sales Administration Manager | Europe, Suisse
After a successful experience in the international transportation and logistics of wines, Aurélie wished to gain a greater understanding of the world of fine wine on the Place de Bordeaux. Hence, she joined DIVA Bordeaux in 2018 supporting the Sales Administration department. Passionate about foreign languages, the management of the European sector allows her to combine her skills with her personal interests.
Sales Administration Coordinator | Asia, Middle East
Sylvie specialises in the export administration of wine and spirits, with a 12 year experience in a Bordeaux estate, followed by wine merchants. Her knowledge and polyvalence in logistics, purchasing and administration are her main assets. She joined DIVA Bordeaux in 2012 to manage the export administration of the Asian market and especially appreciates the teamwork within the Sales Administration service.
Eun LEMERCIER MIOT
Sales Administration Coordinator | United Kingdom
Eun is a Belgian citizen of South Korean origin. She lived in Africa for many years where she cultivated her passion for traveling. After having promoted the wines for the Union des Grands Crus in Bordeaux, she wanted to move her career towards distribution and then joined DIVA in early 2018. She reinforces the Sales Administration team, being responsible for the French market.
A graduate of a Transport and Logistical Management degree, Sophie joined the team at DIVA Bordeaux in 2021. Fluent in both English and German, she excels in international logistics and strives to improve communications with the company’s clients. Sport is an important part of Sophie’s life with running being an important hobby that allows her to create positive energy, much of which is used at the office!
After studying transportation and logistics, Bertrand worked within many different industries before specialising in the logistics of wine. At DIVA Bordeaux since 2011, he is responsible for the administration of primeurs, purchasing and deliveries, as well as inventory management. He coordinates with and ensures the efficient transport of wines between Chateaux, Courtiers and our warehouse.
With a higher national diploma, Céline joined DIVA Bordeaux’s finance department in 2001; first as an accounting assistant and now accountant, she is extremely dynamic and fully utilises her abilities in providing a quality service to clients and suppliers. Very active and outgoing, she partakes in many sports and enjoys relaxing with her family and friends.
Françoise LE FAUCHEUR
Born in Bordeaux, Françoise is a proud citizen of her town and her region. She spent most of her career at the Sud Ouest Media Group and held managerial positions in the advertising and customer relations departments. In 2016 she decided to continue working as the Executive Assistant to the President of DIVA Bordeaux, handling a wide range of missions.
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