People: L'Occitane International SA (0973.HK)
20 May 2019
Mr. Reinold Geiger was appointed as an executive Director as of 22 December 2000 and he is Executive Chairman of the Board as well as 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. He joined the Group in 1996 as Chairman and controlling shareholder. Mr. Geiger is also Director and CEO of L’Occitane Groupe S.A, Director of L’Occitane Australia Pty Ltd., L’Occitane Japon KK and L’Occitane Russia as well as chairman of L’Occitane Inc. and of the Fondation d’entreprise L’Occitane, among others. 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, involved in the distribution of machinery used in the processing of rubber and plastic, which he sold in 1978. He 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. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with a degree in engineering in 1969 and from INSEAD in Fontainebleu with a master’s degree in business administration in 1976.
|Total Annual Compensation, EUR||225,000|
|Restricted Stock Award, EUR||--|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, EUR||--|
|All Other, EUR||772,000|
|Fiscal Year Total, EUR||997,000|