Jean-Etienne Gourgues was appointed Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO in July 2021 following a successful tenure as the Managing Director of Pernod Ricard China since July 2014.
In 2001, after having worked in different industries, he joined Mumm & Perrier-Jouët Champagnes as Area Brand Manager, following which he was appointed to the position of Marketing and Development Manager in 2004. Jean-Etienne then became the Mumm & Perrier-Jouët Sales Director for Europe, with expanded worldwide responsibility in 2007. In 2008, he joined the Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët Executive Committee as MMPJ Sales Director. In October 2011 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard Japan, before becoming Managing Director of Pernod Ricard China in July 2014. He was appointed Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO in July 2021.
He received the 2018 Shanghai Magnolia Award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to Shanghai.
He holds a Master’s degree from HEC Paris.