Sibylle de Sevin, Director

Sibylle de Sevin has been managing the company with Jean Lenoir for more than 20 years. The director of Éditions Jean Lenoir works with a whole community of artisans to make our collections much more than books.

At the helm of a young team, she is the keeper of the values that have made the company’s success, such as uncompromising quality and business development based on solid relationships. Her view of the world of publishing as a family affair does not prevent her from being a modern entrepreneur, as witnessed by her innovative graphic design choices and the constant improvement of our manufacturing processes.

How could Sibylle not succumb to the charm of Burgundy, having had the good fortune of tasting the region’s best white wines, Chassagne, Meursault and Puligny, with their wonderful bouquet of butter, hazelnut, toast and spices?

Léa Desportes, Head of communications

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Léa started her career in Bombay, where she developed the presence on the Indian market of French SMEs in food & beverage, in particular wine. She then specialized in the international trade of wine and spirits with a Master’s degree in Dijon, France. After working in communications for a Côtes-du-Rhône appellation, she joined Éditions Jean Lenoir to coordinate communications for the company and its products as a whole, as well as to develop public relations and media relations.


Léa enjoys Cabernet Franc, known as « Breton » in Touraine, as well as wine made with the Mourvèdre grape variety, particularly Bandol wine for its liquorice note.

Emma Santiago, Accountant

Emma is the Provençal smile of Editions Jean Lenoir. Passionate about business management, she is in charge of accounting and sales administration.

She is responsible for dispatching orders: finding the best shipping solution at the best price, and ensuring proper delivery, especially for exports. Every day, some 40 packages leave Carnoux-en-Provence for the world over.

Emma never lets our accounts get in the red, but that doesn’t apply to her glass of wine.  Emma particularly appreciates Gigondas for its freshness and its red fruit and pepper notes.

Marie Viva Lenoir, Business Development Manager

Before joining our company in 2014, Marie Viva held various positions in communications and artistic fields, including journalist, voiceover actress and television commentator. An Anglophile, Viva has worked in the United Kingdom and Canada.
A diverse career path that leads to... Le Nez! It should be an easy transition for Jean Lenoir’s daughter who was born a year after Le Nez, and who first tested aromas on her father’s lap.

Though she was baptized with Champagne, Viva confesses a weakness for Loire Valley white wines. Vouvray wines, which develop notes of acacia, hazelnut and fresh almonds, thanks to the Chenin grapes. And Sancerre and Menetou-Salon wines, with notes of grapefruit, lemon and blackcurrant bud, the hallmark of Sauvignon Blanc. Still —good seed produces a good crop— she also appreciates Chambolle-Musigny with its delicious violet scent.

David Bouquetot and Grégory Turco

Production at Éditions Jean Lenoir requires attention to detail and strength, to put together all of our book-objects and manage the warehouse in Carnoux-en-Provence. We found the right people in David Bouquetot and Grégory Turco.





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