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About Richard Iandolo

Richard IANDOLO

Wine Buyer
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Richard IANDOLO

Wine Buyer

Due to his roots and his residence, Richard grew up tasting wines of his family estate in South Italy and visiting Domaines in the Rhône region of France. At the age of maturity, he chose to travel around the Old World pursuing his Master's Degree and improving his wine knowledge. After teaching Italian language and playing on international financial stock markets, his passion seems to have won out on his professions and started to be his vocation. After instructive experiences in London's wine industry, Richard joined Riviera Wine in 2016. Since then, he keeps learning every day doing his WSET® Level 3 and meeting wine novices and connoisseurs from the vine to the bottle. Richard is yet another wine loving keen skier of our team and as soon as time allows he heads for tastings or the slopes and he loves traveling.

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About Louise Sydbeck

Louise SYDBECK mW

General Manager
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Louise Sydbeck MW

General Manager

Louise has more than 15 years of experience in the wine industry. After a sommelier program in Sweden she left for France to explore her passion for wine further. This took her to a wine university in the Rhône, a vineyard in Provence and finally to head up Riviera Wine. In 2014 she became the 100th woman in the world to be awarded the prestigious Master of Wine qualification and is known in the industry for sharing her passion for wine and creating top wine selections onboard. Outside working hours she will enjoy a stunning glass of wine, do yoga, read and loves the peace and quiet of family life at home.

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About Campbell Cormack

Campbell CORMACK

Operations & Sales
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Campbell Cormack

Operations & Sales

After graduating university in Scotland, Campbell moved to France to enter the yachting industry. He spent several years at sea on large motor yachts before he felt that a shore based position was more suitable for him, joining Riviera Yacht Support in 2001 to head up the sales division. Campbell's enthusiasm and competence has had a great impact on our wine supply division where he is involved with the sales and the teaching of the WSET® wine courses. He achieved the WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits in 2017. Apart from being one of the main pillars in our organisation, he is a skilled skier, a wine lover and really handsome in his kilt!

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About Valérie Gueguen

Valérie GUEGUEN

Accounting & Administration
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Valérie GUEGUEN

Accounting & Administration

Valerie is born in Bretagne but moved south 18 years ago. After several years of working with accounts and administration for a hotel chain she joined the RYS team in the spring of 2011 where she continues with similar tasks. 

She is extremely thorough, efficient and positive which makes her a very important member of our team.  When she is not spending her time in the office she loves taking her daughter Lo-Ann to the theatre and to decorate her new home.

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About Laurent Marin

Laurent MARIN

Sales Representative
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Laurent MARIN

Sales Representative

After graduating in History, Laurent has been working over 8 years in yachting as a recruiter, specializing in interior department. In 2014 he studied wine making in the Rhône Valley to take his passion in wine a step further and met Louise at a tasting she organised. A quick meeting over lunch resulted in Laurent coming to work with Riviera Wine in 2016, something for which we are very happy. Off work he spends most of his time reading about psychology, rowing and enjoying beautiful wines.

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About Maria Nesterova

Maria NESTEROVA

Communication & Marketing
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Maria NESTEROVA

Communication & Marketing

Maria was born in Uzbekistan and after living several years in Belgium and Portugal, she moved to France at the age of 16. She qualified with a Master Degree in Corporate Strategy and after working in event management and communication agencies, she joined Riviera Wine fascinated by new challenges and discovering the wine industry.

Determined, creative and organised, Maria contributes to marketing and communication activities of our Group and assists Richard, our Wine Buyer, with daily logistics and storage management. In her free time she loves cooking, playing theatre, travelling and she is an excellent photographer.

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About Ricky Martins

Ricky MARTINS

Purchasing & Deliveries
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Ricky Martins

Purchasing & Deliveries

Ricky grew up in Durban, South Africa. He played professional football for the “Tongaat Crusaders” before venturing over to the UK in 1994. Over the years Ricky has been a successful bar manager, football coach, race-horse owner, was an extra in “The Thin Red-Line” and thoroughly indulged his travel obsession; making friends worldwide.

Ricky entered the yachting industry in 2012 as a buyer for a large yachting company and finally joined the Riviera Group in 2016 where he elevates the office humour and provides much needed biltong to the team.

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About Adrian Baba

Adrian BABA

Warehouse & Stock Manager
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Adrian baba

Warehouse & Stock Manager

Prior to joining us in 2012, Adrian had his own company installing electrical systems in cars, however the call of the French Riviera and the opportunities in the yachting industry have seen him establish himself here full-time. 

Adrian's boundless energy and devotion to providing a quality and on-time service render him invaluable to the team. Although he works most of all of us he still manages to find some time for himself. Adrian enjoys going to the gym, spending time with his lovely fiancé and visiting new cities and was lately very impressed by Dubai.

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About Glen

Glen DONAGHY

Purchasing & Deliveries
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Glen DONAGHy

Purchasing & Deliveries

Glen is the newest member of our RYS team, joining us in 2017 from a solid provisioning background. A dedicated team member, he thrives on the challenge of sourcing hard-to-find items, and prides himself on his timely delivery of orders.

Prior to his career in the yachting industry, Glen worked in the French and Austrian Alps after leaving his sales job in Scotland for more exotic climes, and will happily accept any invitation to snowboard.

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