CEEV General Assembly elects new Board of Administrators and welcomes new Swedish member

Brussels, 14 March 2019 – During its General Assembly meeting taking place yesterday, 13th March, in Brussels, CEEV elected a new Board of Administrator for a 3-year mandate.

The new CEEV Board of Administrators is constituted as follows: 

  • President: Jean-Marie Barillère (UMVIN – Union des Maisons et Marques de Vins, France)
  • Vice-Presidents:
    • George T.D. Sandeman (ACIBEV - Associação de Vinhos e Espirituosas de Portugal)
    • Domenico Zonin (UIV – Unione Italiana Vini, Italy)
  • Treasurer: Aymeric de Beauvillé (FFVA – Fédération Française des Vins d’Apéritif, France)
  • Members of the Board:
    • Miguel A. Torres (FEV – Federación Española del Vino, Spain) and
    • Noélie Genevey (GLEVE – Groupe de Liaison des Entreprises Vinicoles Européennes)

Jean-Marie Barillère, now starting his second mandate as CEEV President, said: “I am very grateful to the members of CEEV for their renewed confidence. Our sector will be facing some decisive challenges in the next three years, and I look forward to taking them up, hand in hand with all CEEV members.”

Also, CEEV is very glad to welcome as a new member the Swedish Spirits and Wine Association (SVL - Sprit & Vinleverantörs-föreningen). Established in 1998, SVL represents Swedish importers and manufacturers of wine and spirit beverages. Its members, coming from all over Sweden, represent more than 90% of Swedish retail alcohol monopoly Systembolaget’s established product range. “We are glad to reinforce CEEV’s membership with an association coming from an important wine-consuming country. It is fundamental to include also the voice of wine importers, which play a major part in the complex structure of the wine sector”, said Ignacio Sanchez Recarte, Secretary General of CEEV.

“By joining CEEV, SVL and its members look forward to benefiting from a unique access to information and competencies related to the European wine industry and regulatory environment. We also see the opportunity to contribute from the perspective of a retail monopoly market with a growing interest in wine”, said Anna De Geer, CEO of SVL.



Note to Editors:

Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV – represents the wine companies in the industry and trade in the European Union: still wines, aromatised wines, sparkling wines, liqueur wines and other vine products. It brings together 24 national organisations and its members produce and market the vast majority of quality European wines, with and without a geographical indication, and account for over 90% of European wine exports.