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Maude Autran

After graduating from ESCE International Business School in Paris with a Master Degree in International Business, I specialized in International Wine Business and graduated from Agrosup Dijon. I first worked in Singapore for an importer as a sales consultant. Then I came back to France to start working with Champagne Besserat de Bellefon within the Export team. It’s been 2 years now and 1 year in New York.  

 As the daughter and granddaughter of a long tradition of winemakers from the Southern Rhône Valley, I’ve grown up understanding the extraordinary nuances in wine development and how to discern and appreciate their sometimes-marginal differences. At an early age, my parents encouraged me to participate in the daily and seasonal activities required to run a winery, care for the vineyard and market our products globally. Naturally, these experiences fostered a strong desire to work in the wine business. Combined with my love for travel and a curiosity and respect for different cultures and the way business is conducted, I decided to focus my career on international trade, merging my professional goals with my true passions.