Fondation Rémy Cointreau

Fondation Rémy Cointreau desires to establish a good rapport with the exceptional artisans it accompanies, aiming for results-oriented, tangible support. The foundation also acts in favor of terroir in its cultural, human and environmental expression.

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Our Commitment

Our Positioning

The Governance

Supported organisations and initiatives

The 4 commitment areas of the fondation


Valorization of exceptional savoir-faire

Investment in tools and all other necessary elements for practicing the trade.


Transmission for continuity

Support during apprenticeship and training, as well as throughout all education during the transmission of exceptional savoir-faire. Assist all organizations favoring access to the arts.



Know-how and how to know: communication support for selected trades.


Skill-based sponsorship

Monitor and valorize initiatives the involvement of Rémy Cointreau team members, thanks to skill-based sponsorship projects: pathways for fulfillment and interdependent community engagement.

Where the foundation stands

Fondation Rémy Cointreau solely supports public-interest initiatives that protect the common good and intervenes according to specific criteria.

Fondation Rémy Cointreau also supports causes in favor of the preservation of terroir in France and abroad.

Its goal is to valorize and diversify cultural exchanges, while calling upon the strength of its internal network of partners.

Fondation Rémy Cointreau also intends to uplift projects that enable the sharing and transmission of exceptional savoir-faire or works of art, with a mission to help maintain their place for the long-term.

It is possible to elaborate upon common projects responding to these criteria while supporting collective goals.

The foundation plans to participate in collective exhibitions that spotlight creative trades or workshops, as well as all other exceptional savoir-faire. It encourages talents by creating scholarships and prizes and participating in the construction of artist residences.

A creative trade is essentially a manual technique, brought to life by an extremely qualified professional in the production of unique objects or a small series. All craftsman trades conjure the creator’s imagination and the ensemble of their skills.

Project selection criteria

Projects supported by Fondation Rémy Cointreau will be selected using eight criteria:

  • Exceptional craftsmanship
  • Mastery of rare savoir-faire
  • Pursuit of innovation
  • Ambition to transmit savoir-faire
  • Aesthetics
  • Sustainability of profession
  • Heritage
  • Passion and engagement

Supported Trades

Among the concerned artisan trades, the disciplines in this list below are recognized by l’INMA (l’Institut National des Métiers d’Art) in France:

The ambition of the foundation is to equally explore artisan trades beyond this list that possess exceptional savoir-faire.

  • Furniture and decoration
  • Architecture and gardens
  • Jewelry, silverware and goldsmithing, watchmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Leather
  • Instrument making
  • Games, toys and mechanical works
  • Lighting
  • Metal
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Paper, graphism and printing
  • Restoration
  • Entertainment
  • Marquetry
  • Textiles
  • Glass and crystal

The governance

The team of the Rémy Cointreau Fondation, the corporate foundation of the eponymous group based in Paris, is composed of :

Dominique Hériard Dubreuil


Hervé Dumesny

Executive Director

Caroline Martin-Rilhac

Delegate General

Board of directors

The board of directors of Fondation Rémy Cointreau is composed of six directors, at least two of which are skilled philanthropic professionals.

The Fondation Rémy Cointreau board of directors studies and validates the foundation’s actions and projects, voting on budgets and approving accounts. They meet several times a year.

  • Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, President
  • Lucille Bosc, independent board member
  • Fanny Chtromberg, independent board member
  • David Caméo, independent board member
  • Stanislas de Quercize, independent board member
  • Agnès Lamoureux, independent board member
  • Hervé Dumesny, board member
  • Ludovic Legros, board member

Executive committee

The foundation executive committee meets regularly to study candidature proposals. The executive committee members are:

Dominique Hériard Dubreuil
Chairman of Fondation Rémy Cointreau

Hervé Dumesny
Executive Director of Fondation Rémy Cointreau, Director of Public Affairs and CSR Rémy Cointreau

Fanny Chtromberg
Independent board member, International Brand Director of Cointreau, Marketing Intelligence Director of Rémy Cointreau

Ludovic Legros
Board member, Consolidation Manager Rémy Cointreau

Caroline Martin-Rilhac
Delegate General of Fondation Rémy Cointreau


1. Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports Les Ateliers de Paris as patron of the Grands Prix de la Création (the Grand Prize in Design) for the City of Paris and the Prix de perfectionnement aux métiers d’art.

The Ateliers de Paris incubator implements the City of Paris’ policy in favour of creative professions. It supports fashion, design and craft professionals in the development of their activity.

  • The Fondation Rémy Cointreau, as the sole patron of the Prix de perfectionnement aux métiers d’art has joined forces with the City of Paris to create five new trade art improvement prizes.

The Prix de perfectionnement aux métiers d’art, savoir-faire en transmission, are awarded each year by the City of Paris. They are endowed with 10,000 euros to allow the laureates to perfect their training thanks to a year-long and full-time internship at an artisan’s workshop. The winners are selected based on the consistency of their careers, their motivation and the quality of their work, without any specific diploma condition.

With its heritage and its roots in New Aquitaine, the Foundation offers among its five prizes the opportunity for Parisians, both young adults and those who have changed career paths, to improve their skills in an artisan’s workshop from Nouvelle Aquitaine. Or conversely to those from Nouvelle Aquitaine, to improve their skills with a Parisian art artisan.

Caroline Martin-Rilhac, General Delegate of the Fondation Rémy Cointreau, was a member of the jury for the 2020 edition.

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  • The Fondation supports the Arts and Crafts category of the Grands Prix de la Ville de Paris rewarding each year an emerging talent and a confirmed professional talent.

The Grands Prix de la Création (Grand Prizes of Creation) rewarded 6 professionals: 3 “Grands Prix de la Création” (Grand Prizes of Creation) and 3 “Prix Talents Emergentse (Emerging Talent Awards) in Fashion, Design and Artistic Careers. A prize of 15,000 euros is awarded to the winners. In addition to the endowment, the laureates will benefit from the visibility offered by the media and associated partners: Intramuros, AD Magazine, Fashion Network, Who’s Next, Paris Design Week, Maison & Objet, Joyce Gallery and Eyes on Talent.

This contest is open to professionals / companies, designers and artisans who have been practicing for at least one year as of October 15th, 2019. The selection criteria are creativity, savoir-faire and quality, the development strategy for the company, and its commitment to transmission or innovation.

Caroline Martin-Rilhac, General Delegate of the Fondation Rémy Cointreau, was a member of the jury for the second year in a row.

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2. Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports l’Association des Maîtres d’Art et de leurs Élèves (the Association for Masters of Art and their Students) in its role to support the sustainability of various arts trades.

Thanks to Marcelle Guillet-Lubrano, President of Honor, professionals are recognized by the Ministère de la Culture (Minister of Culture) for their exceptional savoir-faire and the rare trades that they work tirelessly throughout their career to maintain through transmission and apprenticeship. This association is the epitome of the successful transmission of savoir-faire. It also assures the sustainability of works through the younger generation, its students; the majority of them opened their own workshop while others take on the legacy of l’Atelier du Maître (their Master’s Workshop).

The mission of the Association is to promote and encourage:

  • The promotion of Maîtres d’Art and their students’ trades (websites, catalogs, television reports, etc.)
  • The organization of and participation at public expositions in France (Maison & Objet, Livres rares et objets d’art, Révélations …) and abroad.
  • Participation in panels about the future of the arts (restoration, contemporary art, etc.).
  • Relationships with government departments, such as the Ministère de la Culture (Minister of Culture).
  • Helping develop Maîtres d’Art workshops and those of their students.
  • The creation, since October 2009, of a solidarity fund that could resolve practical problems and social needs.
  • Seeking partnerships and patrons to develop knowledge-sharing among Maîtres d’Art and their students.

A Maître d’Art is a distinguished professional who masters exceptional techniques and savoir-faire. He or she is recognized among peers for his or her experience, expertise and pedagogical abilities. He or she must be capable of transmitting knowledge and skills to a student so that he or she may perpetuate the craft.

The official creation of the title Maître d’Art was inspired by Trésors nationaux vivants (Living National Treasures) in Japan; leading by example, the Maîtres d’Art transmit their savoir-faire for excellence. They are preoccupied by the evolution of their craft and showcase this through innovation. In 2019, there were 132 Maîtres d’Art in France, 95 of which are active, distinguished by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Minister of Culture and Communication).

Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication is the guardian minister of « Maîtres d’Art et leurs Élèves ».

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3. Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports the Talents et Violon’celles Association for the creation of the Maison Talents & Violon’celles in Paris.

Created in 2010, the Talents & Violon’celles association’s mission consists in safeguarding, conserving, enhancing and enriching the musical and cultural heritage of the French school of string quartet instruments.

For several years, Talents & Violon’celles sought a place to develop new consistent actions promoting certain values of the association such as: transmission, excellence and sharing; in perfect harmony with the values of the Fondation Rémy Cointreau, whose mission is the promotion and transmission of excellence in their expertise. Therefore, the Fondation Rémy Cointreau is pleased to be associated with the Talents & Violon’celles association, allowing the creation and outreach of the Maison Talents & Violon’celles which will welcome different exceptional craftspersons.

To find out more about the Talents & Violon’celles Association, discover the video made for their 10-year anniversary:

4. Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports the project carried by the Trousse à projets,“100% of f@milies connected”.

With a mission to act in favor of the terroirs in their cultural, human and environmental expression, the Fondation Rémy Cointreau partners with the Trousse à projets (“Project Kit”), a crowdfunding platform dedicated to educational projects. “100% of f@milies connected” is a new initiative launched to fight school dropout in the crisis context triggered by the Covid-19 epidemic. By supporting this action aimed at professional and technical high schools preparing for the jobs of tomorrow, the Fondation Rémy Cointreau wishes to contribute to the success of the project by participating in the acquisition of basic IT equipment and services. The French Ministry of National Education and Solidarity estimates that between 170,000 and 200,000 families are in a situation of digital disconnection for all of metropolitan France and overseas.

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