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    Maribel Lieberman
    President and Founder
    Maribel Lieberman is the driving force behind MarieBelle New York. Born and raised in Honduras, Maribel developed a passion for food, and more precisely chocolate, at a young age. After a successful catering business lead to her first storefront, Lunettes et Chocolat, Maribel opened her flagship store, MarieBelle New York, in 2002. She is currently working on the soon-to-open Cacao Market in Brooklyn and the Japanese transplants of these stores in Kyoto. When not jetting off to Japan or Central America on official chocolate business, Maribel continues her work with the Women in the World Summit, championing female and Latina entrepreneurism. Maribel lives in SoHo in New York City with her husband, artist Jacques Lieberman and their daughter.
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    Chika Hanyu
    Chef
    Chika was born in Tokyo, Japan has worked as a pastry chef all over the world, from Las Vegas to France. She joined the MarieBelle New York team in 2012 and discovered a passion for chocolate. Chika speaks French, Spanish, Japanese and English and loves to work out and practice Zumba.
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    Rodolfo Borowski
    Sales Manager
    Rodolfo was born and raised in Honduras and moved to New York in 2008. He joined the MarieBelle New York team in 2009. He handles corporate and wholesale accounts as well as special events, and has an extensive knowledge of chocolate. Rodolfo is a creative problem-solver and does his best work under pressure. His varied interests include technology, travel, wine, baking and, of course, chocolate.
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    Lourdes Martinez-Baide
    Retail Manager
    Lourdes was born and raised in Honduras and joined MarieBelle New York in 2011 as retail manager. She loves working with people and talking to customers about MarieBelle products. She loves listening to music, classical concerts and operas. She likes to eat healthy food, but doesn’t restrain herself from sneaking dark chocolate.
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    Jose Hernandez
    Graphic Designer
    Jose Francisco, also known as Kiko, was born and raised in Honduras and moved to NYC in 2000 to learn English and attend the National Academy School of Fine Arts, where he studied oil painting, sketching and cartooning. Kiko joined MarieBelle New York in 2008 and handles product packaging, web and multimedia design. Kiko's visual aptitudes have him work closely with Maribel to make her ideas come to life. Kiko paints, illustrates books and makes cartoons.
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    David Nova
    Fulfillment Manager
    David was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where he graduated from UNAPEC with a degree in Marketing and Sales. David has been in charge of inventory at MarieBelle New York for 10 years. He loves electronics and mechanics.
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    Gary Chan
    Finance Manager

    Gary, also known as Kit, was born in Taishan, China and moved to New York City in 1988 with his family. He joined MarieBelle New York in 2011 and is passionate about increasing productivity. Gary is a quiet type who loves numbers, cooking and dining out.