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Laurent d’Harcourt

Laurent d’Harcourt was born in Burgundy and went on to study Economy and Law in Paris. After his studies, Laurent spent a year in the United States working with distributors and wholesalers in more than
17 different states around the country.
From this experience, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the wine industry.

Laurent returned to Dijon, France to conduct mandatory military service as an air force officer. After his service, Laurent was able to pursue his passion in wine becoming the area export manager for a small Burgundy... READ MORE

Laurent d’Harcourt was born in Burgundy and went on to study Economy and Law in Paris. After his studies, Laurent spent a year in the United States working with distributors and wholesalers in more than
17 different states around the country.
From this experience, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the wine industry.

Laurent returned to Dijon, France to conduct mandatory military service as an air force officer. After his service, Laurent was able to pursue his passion in wine becoming the area export manager for a small Burgundy house based in Meursault. Laurent stayed with this winery until it was taken over by the largest negociant in Burgundy.
This led to a change of direction, when in 1996, he moved to Champagne to join Bruno Paillard, who had started had his own winery in 1981.
Laurent applied his knowledge and experience to develop the domestic and export markets for Paillard’s winery. In 2004 and 2005, Laurent returned to study and completed an Executive MBA at Reims Business School. He was then approached by distinguished Champagne house Pol Roger to join the company.

In June 2008, Laurent was appointed Export Manager for Champagne Pol Roger and he is now a member of the board of directors alongside Patrice Noyelle and Hubert de Billy. He has has taken over the role from Christian Pol-Roger, who was the face of the brand for more than
42 years.

Since joining Pol Roger, Laurent’s most favoured experience with the company has been sharing rare museum wines from the cellars with international visitors to the Champagne house. In July 2013, Laurent d’Harcourt succeeded Patrice Noyelle and took over the position of President of the Board of Directors.

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