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L'Occitane International SA (0973.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Reinold Geiger

71 2000 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Andre Hoffmann

63 2017 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Director

Thomas Levilion

59 2008 Executive Director, Group Deputy General Manager - Finance and Administration

Marcin Jasiak

52 2019 President of Greater Europe Area

Lorenzo Giacomoni

50 Group Operations Vice President

Alain Buzzacaro

49 2019 Group Chief Technology Officer

Armelle Saint-Raymond

52 2018 Group Human Resources Vice President

Sylvain Desjonqueres

52 2018 Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Karl Guenard

52 2018 Executive Director, Company Secretary

Adrien Geiger

34 L’Occitane en Provence - Global Brand Director

Nicolas Geiger

38 President - L'Occitane Japan

Jean-Francois Gonidec

62 2014 Group’s Deputy General Manager Principally in charge of Supply Chain Management

Lina Ly-Dutron

47 2018 Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Martial Lopez

59 2009 Non-Executive Director

Valerie Bernis

61 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Charles Broadley

55 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pierre Milet

76 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Chik Sum Ng

58 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Reinold Geiger

Mr. Reinold Geiger serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Geiger is primarily responsible for the Group’s overall strategic planning and the management of the Group’s business. Mr. Geiger joined the Group in 1996 as Chairman and controlling shareholder. Mr. Geiger is a director and managing director (“administrateur délégué”) of the Company, L’Occitane Groupe S.A. (“LOG”) and LOG Investment S.A. (“LOGI”), president of L’Occitane Innovation LAB SAS, a member of the board of directors or managers of LimeLife Co-Invest Sarl, L’Occitane (Suisse) S.A., L’Occitane Australia Pty. Ltd., L’Occitane Japon K.K. and L’Occitane Russia. He is also the chairman of L’Occitane Inc. and L’Occitane LLC and the president of the Fondation d’entreprise L’Occitane. Since joining L’Occitane, Mr. Geiger has developed the Group from a largely domestic operation based in France to an international business. He has spent time travelling to the Group’s worldwide locations in order to implement this growth strategy, where he has established the Group’s subsidiaries and strong relationships with the local management. In June 2008, Mr. Geiger was awarded the accolade of “INSEAD entrepreneur of the year” for his international development strategy of the Group. Mr. Geiger began his career at the American Machine and Foundry Company in 1970. In 1972 he left to start his own business, and was involved in the distribution of machinery used in the processing of rubber and plastic, which he sold in 1978. Mr. Geiger then established and developed AMS Packaging SA, which specialised in packaging for the high end perfumes and cosmetics market. This company was floated on the Paris stock exchange in 1987 and Mr. Geiger left the company entirely in 1990. Between 1991 and 1995, he worked for a packaging company with operations primarily based in France and developed it into an international business.

Andre Hoffmann

Mr. Andre Joseph Hoffmann serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Hoffmann is primarily responsible for the Group’s strategic planning. He was previously in charge of the Group’s business in Asia-Pacific between June 1995 and December 2017 as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Mr. Hoffmann is the chairman of L’Occitane Trading (Shanghai) Limited, L’Occitane (Far East) Limited, L’Occitane (Korea) Limited and L’Occitane Taiwan Limited. He is also a director of L’Occitane Singapore Pte. Limited, L’Occitane Australia Pty. Limited, L’Occitane Japon K.K., L’Occitane (China) Limited and L’Occitane (Macau) Limited. He has over 30 years’ experience in the retail and distribution of cosmetics, luxury products and fashion in Asia-Pacific. He is a director of Pacifique Agencies (Far East) Limited, which was a joint venture partner with the Company for the distribution of L’Occitane products in the Asia-Pacific region between 1995 and 2004. Between 1979 and 1986, Mr. Hoffmann worked in various sales management roles at the GA Pacific Group, a business specialising in the investment and management of retailing, wholesaling, trading, manufacturing and distribution operations and the hotel and tourism trade in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Hoffmann graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, USA in 1978 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

Thomas Levilion

Mr. Thomas Levilion serves as Executive Director, Group Deputy General Manager - Finance and Administration of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s finance functions worldwide. Mr. Levilion joined the Group in March 2008 and is the managing director (“administrateur délégué”) of the Company. Furthermore, he is a manager (a “gérant”) of M&L Distribution S.à.r.l. as well as the President of Verveina SAS. Between 1988 and 2007, Mr. Levilion worked at Salomon S.A., which was a subsidiary of Adidas AG and was subsequently acquired by the Amer Sports Corporation, where he was the controller and the VP controller and subsequently the chief financial officer. During this time he gained experience in global supply chains, turn-arounds, re-engineering of organisations and mergers and acquisitions. He has a master’s degree in business administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, France, where he majored in finance, and a postgraduate degree in scientific decision making methods from the University of Paris-Dauphine, France.

Marcin Jasiak

Mr. Marcin Jerzy Jasiak serves as President of Greater Europe Area of the Company. Mr. Jasiak joined the Group in March 2003 as a director for export in Geneva and subsequently became the managing director of STREAM region, and President of Greater Europe Business Unit in 2019. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Jasiak was a consultant at KPMG specializing in due diligence and audit. He joined Procter & Gamble, Inc. in 1993 where he worked at different marketing positions in Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Mr. Jasiak graduated from the University of Warsaw, Poland with two master’s degrees, in English Philology and management and marketing, and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA with a master’s degree in business administration. Mr. Jasiak is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lorenzo Giacomoni

Mr. Lorenzo Giacomoni serves as Group Operations Vice President of the Company. Mr. Giacomoni joined the Group in October 2012, overseeing the Group’s supply chain, including demand planning, stock management, order to delivery, warehousing and distribution, indirect procurement as well as the Group’s information technology function. He has over 20 years of solid experience in FMCG and beauty sectors, and previously held senior positions in supply chain at SC Johnson Wax, Beiersdorf, Reckitt & Colman and Coty. Mr. Giacomoni holds a master’s degree in industrial technology engineering from the University of Milan, Italy.

Alain Buzzacaro

Mr. Alain Buzzacaro serves as Group Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Buzzacaro joined the Group in January 2019, overseeing the Group’s information technology function, including sell-out & digital ecosystem, core IT systems, data capabilities, infrastructure and infosec. He has over 25 years of solid experience in software engineering and deployed successfully Agile methodologies. He previously held senior positions at OCTO Technologies, France Télévisions, LesFurets.com, and Bureau Veritas. Mr. Buzzacaro holds a bachelor degree of science in computer science from INSA Engineer school of Toulouse, France.

Armelle Saint-Raymond

Ms. Armelle Saint-Raymond serves as Group Human Resources Vice President of the Company. Mrs. Saint-Raymond joined the Group in January 2018. She has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field, having held senior Human Resources positions in different divisions of French cosmetics group, Groupe Rocher, and at US industrial group, 3M. Mrs. Saint-Raymond graduated from École supérieure de commerce de Lille with Human Resources specialization, and from CELSA Sorbonne University with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She also obtained qualifications in Coaching by Transformance and in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Sylvain Desjonqueres

Mr. Sylvain Desjonqueres serves as Group Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. He has over 28 years of experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (“FMCG”), prêt-à-porter, retail and e-commerce sectors, and has held senior positions in marketing, consulting and as Chief Executive Officer in international companies. Before joining the Company, Mr. Desjonquères worked as an independent investor, administrator and advisor. Prior to that, he was the president and chief executive officer of Redcats USA (now FullBeauty Brands) from 2010 to 2014, leading a successful digital transformation and reviving growth. Between 2002 and 2009, Mr. Desjonquères worked at La Halle, Vivarte Group, where he joined as chief marketing officer, and moved on to become the chief merchandising officer and lastly the chief executive officer. He also worked at L’Oreal Group as Marketing Vice President, Latin America. Mr. Desjonquères holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and General Management from the ESSEC Business School Paris. Mr. Desjonquères has also been actively involved in a number of charitable or social organisations, including “Action Against Hunger, USA” and “Kinomé — forest & life”.

Karl Guenard

Mr. Karl Guenard serves as Executive Director, Company Secretary of the Company. Since 1 September 2013, he has been an executive Director and Company Secretary of the Group, he also has been further member of the board of directors or managers of LOG, LOGI, LOI Participations and LimeLife Co-Invest Sàrl. Between 2000 and 2013, Mr. Guénard worked at Edmond de Rothschild Group, where he was a senior vice president of the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe and responsible for the financial and engineering department. Between 1998 and 2000, he was a manager of the financial engineering department at Banque de Gestion Privée Luxembourg (a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Indosuez Luxembourg). Prior to this, between 1993 and 1998, Mr. Guénard was a funds and corporate auditor. Mr. Guénard is a chartered accountant. He holds a master’s degree in economics and management sciences from the University of Strasbourg, France.

Adrien Geiger

Mr. Adrien Geiger serves as L’Occitane en Provence - Global Brand Director of the Company. Mr. Geiger joined the Group in 2014 as Product Manager, and progressed to Digital Director shortly after. He was then Global Brand Director, in charge of marketing strategy, customer experience and revamping the e-commerce website of L’Occitane en Provence. Before joining the Group, Mr. Geiger worked for Électricité de France, a French energy group, for 3 years. Mr. Geiger graduated from the University of Oxford, UK with a degree in engineering and from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, USA with an MBA in digital marketing. Adrien is the son of Mr. Reinold Geiger, Chairman of the Group, and brother of Mr. Nicolas Geiger, President of L’Occitane Japan.

Nicolas Geiger

Mr. Nicolas Geiger is the President of L’Occitane Japan. Mr. Geiger joined the Group in 2011 as Marketing and Retail Director in Brazil and was then promoted to Managing Director of Brazil in 2014. Nicolas continues to be in charge of the development of the L’Occitane au Brésil brand. Mr. Geiger holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, UK and an MBA from INSEAD. Nicolas is the son of Mr. Reinold Geiger, Chairman of the Group, and brother of Mr. Adrien Geiger, L’Occitane en Provence Global Brand Director.

Jean-Francois Gonidec

Mr. Jean-Francois Gonidec serves as Group’s Deputy General Manager Principally in charge of Supply Chain Management of the Company. From January 2014, he is a “General Manager” (“Directeur Général”) of Laboratoires M&L. Mr. Gonidec joined the Group in March 2009 and has extensive experience in project management and in managing a production plant and its supply chain. In addition, he has also assumed responsibilities as financial controller in the course of his career. After having worked in different functions and for different legal entities of the Danone Group during a period of 18 years, he gained further experience at other organisations including the Group Madrange between March 2007 and February 2009 and at Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmétique between March 2001 and February 2007. Mr. Gonidec graduated from INSA LYON with a degree in engineering in 1981.

Lina Ly-Dutron

Ms. Lina Ly-Dutron serves as Managing Director - Asia Pacific of the Company. She has about 20 years of experience in Asia, starting her career as Brand Manager for Sanofi China, followed by 2 years as Chief Representative of Bluebell to set up their office in China. In 2002, she started her career in luxury beauty as General Manager for Chanel’s Cosmetic Division in China. From 2008 to 2017, Ms. Ly-Dutron held various management positions at L’Oréal Group; first as Division Manager for Lancôme in Travel Retail Asia Pacific, then General Manager of L’Oreal Luxe Division Hong Kong and lastly as General Manager of Decleor & Carita in the USA. Ms. Ly-Dutron holds a Masters Degree from the Lincoln International Business School and a D.E.S.S. from the Sorbonne, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Chinese language and civilization from the Institut National Des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris.

Martial Lopez

Mr. Martial Thierry Lopez serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Lopez had been an executive Director since 22 December 2000. Mr. Lopez takes care of specific finance projects. Mr. Lopez joined the Group in April 2000 as our Group’s chief financial officer and was promoted to senior vice president in charge of audit and development in 2008 before he became a consultant of the Group. Mr. Lopez gained over 15 years’ audit experience prior to joining the Group. He spent three years at Ankaoua & Grabli in Paris, France and 12 years at Befec-Price Waterhouse in Marseille, France as a senior manager. Between 1996 and 1998, he was the senior manager in charge of Price Waterhouse, Marseille until the merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Lopez graduated from the Montpellier Business School (“Ecole Supérieure de Commerce”) in France in 1983 and holds a diploma in accounting and finance (“Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Comptables et Financières”).

Valerie Bernis

Ms. Valerie Bernis serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was responsible for Public Relations and Press for French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur (1993–95) (after being a member of his team when he was Minister of the Economy, Finance and Privatization (1986–88)). In 1988, she became Executive Vice President — Communications of Cerus, part of the De Benedetti Group. In 1996 she joined Compagnie de SUEZ as Executive Vice President — Communications, then in 1999, she became Executive Vice-President Financial and Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development. During the same period, she served for 5 years as Chairman and CEO of Paris Première, an iconic French TV channel. From 2001 until May 2016, Mrs. Bernis was an Executive Vice-President of GDF SUEZ (recently renamed as Engie), in charge of Marketing and Communications. She was also the Vice-President of the Engie’s Foundation. She is a Member of the boards of Suez Environnement Company (since 2008), L’Arop (since 2013), and Atos (since 2015). She is Officier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (2011), Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2016) and Chevalier des Palmes académiques et des Arts et Lettres. Mrs. Bernis graduated from Paris Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) in 1982.

Charles Broadley

Mr. Charles Mark Broadley serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He started his career in Investment Banking in Europe and Asia before becoming the Finance Director of The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels. Subsequently, he founded a private equity business focused on the hotel sector and is now an active investor in a number of businesses. Mr. Broadley graduated in law from Cambridge University, England.

Pierre Milet

Mr. Pierre Maurice Georges Milet serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Milet was a member of the executive board and a managing director of Clarins from 1988 until 10 March 2010. On 8 February 2010, Mr. Milet was appointed the deputy managing director of Financière FC, the holding company of Clarins and as the representative of Financière FC, in its capacity as a member of the supervisory board of Clarins. Clarins is a French cosmetics company that was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange from 1984 to 2008, and is now a privately owned company controlled by the Courtin-Clarins family and is no longer listed on any stock exchange. He also served as company secretary of Clarins from 1983 to 1988 when he was appointed the corporate chief financial officer of Clarins. In these capacities, Mr. Milet oversaw all accounting and financial aspects of the Clarins Group’s business, as well as negotiated acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Milet also has substantial experience in the cosmetics industry gained partly from experience at Max Factor, serving successively as the chief financial officer and president of their French subsidiary from 1975 to 1982. Mr. Milet has a master’s degree in business administration from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (France) where he majored in finance. Mr. Milet was a non-executive Director from 25 January 2010 until 27 November 2012, when he resigned to create a casual vacancy which enabled the Board to appoint Mrs. Bernis as an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Milet was initially appointed as a non-executive Director because of his extensive experience in the cosmetic sector. At the time of his initial appointment to the Board, he was designated a non-executive Director and not an independent non-executive Director due to his connections with Clarins and their substantial shareholding in the Company.

Chik Sum Ng

Mr. Chik Sum Ng serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ng has extensive experience in accounting and financial management. He was previously the chief financial officer of Modern Terminals Limited. Mr. Ng previously worked at Coopers & Lybrand and also served as the group financial controller of Lam Soon Group, as the finance director of East Asia of Allergan Inc., a United States pharmaceutical company. Mr. Ng is a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Ng was a non-executive director of Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited and was an independent non-executive director of Computech Holdings Limited. He holds a master of science degree in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in business administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.