Mireille Guiliano is French, brought up in Alsace-Lorraine and Provence and educated at the Sorbonne. She first went to America as an exchange student and returned permanently to the United States early in her professional career. She is President and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., whose headquarters are in New York, and a director of Champagne Veuve Clicquot in Reims. Married to an American, she lives most of the year in New York and also in Paris. Among her favourite pastimes are breakfast, lunch and dinner.