Moët & Chandon CEO leaves

Moët & Chandon CEO leaves

Daniel Lalonde, CEO of Champagne house Moët & Chandon, has quit his post to join US fashion label Ralph Lauren.

When contacted by just-drinks today (16 December), a spokesperson for Moët & Chandon confirmed that Lalonde has departed within the past few days. He will be replaced in the interim by Moët Hennessy's CEO, Christophe Navarre, until a permanent successor is found.

Lalonde was appointed CEO of Moët & Chandon in July 2010, having previously been president of LVMH North America Inc. Next month, he will take up the newly-created post of president, Ralph Lauren International, based in New York.