Jean-Etienne Gourgues has been living in Shanghai for almost four years with his family. As the Managing Director of Pernod Ricard China, his day is filled with meetings and travel.
When Jean-Etienne moved to Shanghai in 2014, it was not a good time for imported wine and spirits. Jean-Etienne innovated in transforming the company by launching reforms, making adjustments to the company’s product lines, market operations and organizational structure, resulting in fast growth for Pernod Ricard China.
Under his leadership, Pernod Ricard China has paid 3.564 billion RMB in taxes from 2014 to 2017. Every year, the company offers 600 jobs.
After his taking office in China, he has encouraged the company to actively participate in relevant industry associations to promote exchange and the sustainable development of China’s alcohol industry. He keeps on urging the company and his colleagues to undertake social responsibilities, making him a well-deserved recipient of the Magnolia Award.