Lanson International, formerly Marne et Champagne, has appointed Arnaud Bazire as managing director.

Bazire, 43, will take up his post next month. He joins Lanson from French utilities and services group, Suez.

Lanson has also announced the promotion of Isabelle Le Fur to the post of group commercial and marketing director, and the appointment of Olivier de la Giraudière to head up its Europe/Africa export department. He will take charge of Lanson's UK subsidiary.

De la Giraudière was previously with Laurent-Perrier and Delbeck.