Mireille Guiliano Biography
Mireille Guiliano is president and CEO of Clicquot,
Inc., the firm she helped found in 1984 and was its first employee. Today
she is recognized as the driving force in building the company's highly regarded
national organization, developing its portfolio of ultra-premium wines, and
igniting the remarkable growth and brand recognition of its flagship Champagne
One of the few women who have reached the top echelon of the wine and spirits
industry, Mireille wrote the initial marketing plan for Veuve
Clicquot in America and directed its implementation. She is credited with
growing the Champagne's top image and overseeing a remarkable pattern of
doubling sales. Under her leadership, Veuve Clicquot's market share in America
has grown from less than one percent to more than 21% today.
Guiliano has been called a champion of women in business and has been
profiled in numerous publications. She is active in the Committee of 200 and
works with other groups promoting business opportunities and education for
women. She frequently presents nationally and internationally on business
topics, especially related to the luxury goods sector, as well as on wine.
Guiliano is often a guest on radio and television across America and abroad, and
is a sought-after interviewee and hostess.
Guiliano has been contributing articles on food,
wine, travel and lifestyle for years to a wide range of publications, including Town
& Country and The Quarterly Review of Wines. Her book, French
Woman Don't Get Fat (2005) has been translated into ten
Educated in Paris, where she studied French and English literature at the
Sorbonne and languages at the Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de
Traduction, Guiliano holds the French equivalent of a master's degree in English
and German and certification as a translator/interpreter. She also has a command
of Italian and several other languages.
She first arrived in America as an exchange student in Boston and returned early in her professional career. She currently resides in Manhattan
with her husband, Edward, president of New York Institute of Technology, and
makes frequent trips to their home in Paris.
This biography was last updated on 06/18/2011.
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