President & CEO of the House of Krug
Margareth Henriquez is a seasoned professional with over 42 years of experience, 31 of which she has spent as President and/or CEO of multinational or global companies in Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina and now France.
In these top management roles, Henriquez has become renowned for developing and implementing the right strategies to manage companies in difficult contexts and circumstances, leading their way to success. Over these 31 years, she has contributed to the growth of different companies producing and distributing wine and spirits in Venezuela, food in Mexico, as well as sparkling and still wines in Argentina. Since 2009 she has been President and CEO of the House of Krug in Reims, France. Krug is the first and still unique Champagne House to create only Prestige Champagnes every year since it was founded in 1843.
Margareth Henriquez, better known as Maggie, was also president of the Association of Manufacturers in Venezuela and Mexico. She actively participated in the transformation of the wine Industry of Argentina, where she became deeply connected with viticulture and winemaking over the eight years she spent at the head of Moët Hennessy’s properties in the country.
During her career, Maggie was also a member of the international executive committees of Seagram, Nabisco, Moët Hennessy (Latin America, Caribbean, Canada and Middle East), Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines and now belongs to the Moët Hennessy International Executive and Operational Committee.
While living in Mexico, Maggie was a Professor of New Product Development for International Markets and Strategic Alliances at the Universidad Panamericana, for the post-graduate and Master’s programs. She has also conducted seminars on topics ranging from Wine, Champagne, Luxury Brand Building, Strategy and Marketing Facing Crisis, Leadership and Women’s Development. Among other recognitions, she was honored with the title of “Keeper of the Quaich” by the Scotch Whisky Association in 1993. In 2008, for the tenth consecutive year, she was named among the top five executives of the year by the Argentinian Fundaciôn Konex, which promotes talent and culture in all its expressions. In 2013, she was recognized as Woman of the Year by Drinks International, the UK’s most important trade publication. In 2018, Maggie ranked 37th among the 200 most influential people in the wine industry by the Revue du Vin de France and was designated one of the sector’s 10 most influential women, a category that was not ranked. In 2019, she has been selected by Bettane et Desseauve as the wine personality of the Year 2020. Recently in January 2021, she has been appointed as “chevalier de la Legion d’honneur”, the most important distinction given by the president of France.
She is a Systems Engineer with an advanced degree in Management from Harvard Business School. She has two children – aged 40 and 36 – living in Mexico and is also grandmother to two girls and two boys. Maggie has a PhD in Business Administration in SMC University. In her spare time, she enjoys sports such as biking, tennis, aerobics and spinning. Maggie is skilled with computers and loves wine, gastronomy, traveling, arts, reading, music, theater, opera and a good spa.
Spoken languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese