Since the early 1990’s, the Elan team has been operating in CIS markets in the importation, distribution and marketing of premium Wines & Spirits for leading brands such as Moët-Hennessy, Diageo, Dourthe, Bacardi Martini, Torres, Mondavi and others.
In 2002, Elan opened its first fully controlled import and distribution company in Russia, followed soon after by Kazakhstan in 2003.
Elan has since expanded its distribution network in Asia, with the opening of new subsidiaries in China (2006), South Korea (2013) and Taiwan (2016).
In 2015, the family offices of three international entrepreneurs, MM. François Tardan and Guy and Yan d’Auriol (Leitmotiv Private Equity) became significant shareholders of the company. The co-founders MM. Thomas Burgelin and Mathieu Bonneville remain key shareholders as well as Mrs Olga Karpova, the General Manager of the Russian subsidiary.