Hennessy Cognac, part of the LVMH group, has appointed André de Bausset as its international director.

Based in Paris, de Bausset began his new role on 2 February, sources at the company have told just-drinks.

All Hennessy business development managers will report to de Bausset, while he will report to Hennessy chairman and CEO Bernard Peillon.

Forty-two year-old de Bausset was previously international director for travel-retail at Parfums Christian Dior, a position he held for eight years.

A graduate of HEC Paris business school, de Bausset holds dual French and American citizenship.