Mireille GuilianoAuthor, France/USA

Internationally best-selling author Mireille Guiliano was a long time spokesperson for Champagne Veuve Clicquot and former President and CEO of Clicquot, Inc. (LVMH).

She has been described as “an ambassador of France and its art of living,” by the French daily Le Figaro.

One of the few women who have reached the top echelon of the wine and spirits as well as luxury goods industry, Mireille has been called a champion of women in business and works with groups promoting business opportunities and education for women. She is credited with growing Champagne Veuve Clicquot’s top image, and under her leadership, Veuve Clicquot’s market share in America grew from less than one percent to more than 25 percent.

She is sought-after as a guest on radio and television in the USA and abroad.

She grew up amidst cooks, chefs and restaurateurs in provincial France and was educated in Paris, where she studied French and English literature at the Sorbonne and languages at the Institut Supérieur d’Interprétariat et de Traduction.

She 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 currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, Edward, president and CEO of New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of the best-selling book, French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, French Women for all Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure and Women, Work and The Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense and Sensibility.