Special Guest: Margareth Henríquez: President & CEO, Krug Champagne

Maggie Henriquez at her office desk

In Margareth Henríquez’s illustrious career of nearly 40 years, 28 have been spent as President and/or CEO of multinational or global companies in Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina and now in France.

Ms. Henríquez is renowned for developing and implementing strategies to manage companies in difficult contexts and circumstances. For 28 years she has contributed to different companies by developing and executing the right strategies to successfully lead their ways as president and/ or CEO of companies which produced and distributed wines and spirits in Venezuela, food in Mexico, sparkling and still wines in Argentina and now in the House of Krug, in Reims, France. The House of Krug is at the very top of the Champagne industry, it is the only house that has created only Prestige Champagnes since it was founded in 1843.

Ms. Henríquez, better known as Maggie, was also president of the Association of Manufacturers in Venezuela, Mexico and actively participated in the transformation of the wine Argentinean Industry. In Argentina, she got deeply connected with winegrowing and winemaking during her eight years at the head of Moët Hennessy properties there.

During her experience leading different companies, she was also member of the international executive committees of Seagram, Nabisco, Moët Hennessy Latin America, Caribbean, Canada and Middle East, Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines and now belongs to the Moët Hennessy International executive committee.

During her stay in Mexico, she was Professor of New Product Development for International Markets and Strategic Alliances at the Universidad Panamericana, for post-graduate and/or Master degrees, and has conducted up to now seminars on various topics, which range from Wines, Champagnes, Luxury Brand building, Strategy and Marketing facing crisis to Leadership and Women development. Among other recognitions, she is was appointed “Keeper of the Quaich” by the Scotch Whisky association in 1993, in Argentina in 2008 was appointed among the best five executives of the year during the last ten years by Fundaciôn Konex – promotion of talent and culture in all its expressions-and recently was appointed a the woman of the year 2013 by Drinks International – most important trade media in UK.

She is a system engineer with an advanced program in Harvard. She has two children living in Mexico, 37 and 33, she is also a grandmother of a girl, a boy and a girl coming in April 2018. Loves sport, biking, water skiing, tennis, horse-riding, aerobics and spinning. She is fluent in three languages: English, French and Spanish and understands Italian and Portuguese. Maggie is computer skilled, loves wines, gastronomy, traveling, arts, reading, music, theater, opera and a good spa.

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