Our Team

Jean-Pierre ROUSSEAU

President

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

Antoine Cathelineau

Sales Director | Southeast Asia, Middle East, Central America, Europe

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.

Yali Wang

Export Director | Greater China

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.

Mathieu BLANVILLAIN

Export Director | Far East, Eastern Europe, Canada, South America, South Africa

After a year of study in the United States at the end of the 1990s, Mathieu discovered the love of wine and foreign languages. He studied business in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland and obtained a Master's degree in Commercial Management of Wine and Spirits in Bordeaux. Trading since 2005, he develops export markets with the same energy and enthusiasm in Europe, South-East Asia and Latin America.

Ryan BROWN

Export Director | USA, UK, Scandinavia, Portugal

A young Englishman, born in Oxford and passionate about all things vinous and food, he is always on the search for new gastronomic experiences. Determined and extremely enthusiastic, he studied Languages and Business in the UK, which eventually led him to France where he succeeded in obtaining an MBA in Bordeaux. 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 3 years. His clients appreciate his creativity, his savoir-faire and relationship management skills.

Ronan TREMELOT

Fine Wines Purchasing Director | Australasia, India, Indian Ocean, 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.

Philippe GUEIDON

Petits Châteaux Director | Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Airlines & Cruselines

Philippe has spent his entire career in wine trade. After having worked with several wine merchants, he joined DIVA in 2000 to develop a portfolio of Petits Chateaux and Cru Bourgeois. He selects genuine wines with outstanding quality for money in reply to the needs and demands of different markets. He has established very close relationships with winemakers in Bordeaux and communicates with them to constantly follow the evolution of their wines and estates.

Hangwei Wu

Development Manager China | Greater China

Hangwei represents the Millennial generation with an international background, being very open-minded towards life. She’s positive and well-connected, a wine lover who’s also passionate about Whiskey and Sake. After living in the UK for 5 years, she continued her studies in France. She completed the WSET Level 3 as well as an MBA in Wine Marketing and Management at INSEEC Bordeaux. She’s now based in Hangzhou, the city of Alibaba, in charge of the market development for mainland China and Hong Kong.

Xavier CANTORNÉ

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.

Hélène COMBABESSOUSE

Export Manager | Europe, China

Hélène comes from a family of winegrowers in the Buzet appellation. Her first job was with the FAO in Rome. From 1987 to 1995, she worked for a negociant before joining the Edmond de Rothschild group where she stayed 23 years as commercial manager in charge of both Bordeaux and overseas estates. She joined DIVA and Oddo Vins & Domaines in 2018 to accompany this new shareholder partnership.

Support Services

Christophe SUBERBIE

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 Coordinator | Americas, Canada, Oceania, South 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.

Sylvie NICOLAS

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.

Aurélie DÉOUX

Sales Administration Coordinator | Europe, Africa

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.

Victoria Lukyanchanka

Sales Administration Coordinator | Americas, Canada, Oceania, South Africa, Russia

Born in Belarus, Victoria graduated from the University of Minsk (International Business), Moscow (Marketing) and Montpellier (Wine Trade). Perfectly trilingual in Russian, English and French, she has worked in the wine business since 2013, notably for Russian importers. She has held positions in purchasing administration, logistics, marketing and sales. In 2019, she moved to France and joined DIVA Bordeaux. She is passionate about impressionism and medieval architecture.

Eun LEMERCIER MIOT

Sales Administration Assistant | France

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.

Bertrand DUFOUR

Logistic Coordinator

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.

Céline CHANZY

Accountant

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

Executive Assistant

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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