LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has confirmed a change of appointment at the head of its Ruinart Champagne house.

The French luxury goods giant said late last week that Jean-Marc Gallot will become managing director of Ruinart with effect from 4 November. Gallot replaces Stéphane Baschiera who was recently appointed managing director of another of LVMH's Champagne units, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

Gallot joined LVMH in 2003 as CEO of Louis Vuitton North America. In 2005, he became president and CEO of the North America zone before taking over the position of president of Louis Vuitton Europe in 2006.

Prior to joining LVMH, he held various management roles for Cartier, Christofle and Ferragamo.