Remy Cointreau chair Dominique Heriard Dubreuil is to step down from the family-controlled drinks company – and has recommended her brother replace her.
At the company’s general meeting last week, Heriard Dubreuil, who has led the family business since 1998, said it was her intention to resign as chairman at the end of the year.
The 65-year-old, one of CampdenFB’s top family business leaders, has held her own in a male-dominated sector, overseeing huge growth at the Paris-based company – by focusing heavily on marketing for its more famous brands, including Remy Martin, and selling off marginal assets.
But she has always credited the business’s transformation on a combined effort from her brothers and herself. “We are a team,” she previously told CampdenFB.
In a statement issued following the general meeting, she said: “Remy Cointreau’s success is due to its long-term vision and consistent strategy, which is shared by all its employees. In line with this spirit, I would be delighted if Francois Heriard Dubreuil could provide continuity and strengthen our family’s involvement in the strategic direction of the Remy Cointreau Group and its teams, both in France and internationally.”
The business, which recently reported a 13% rise in sales to €1.02 billion, is controlled by the Heriard Dubreuil and Cointreau families.