Leadership and Corporate Governance

Reinold Geiger Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Geiger joined the Group in 1996 as Chairman and controlling shareholder. He is primarily responsible for the Group's overall strategic planning and the management of the Group's business.

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 our worldwide locations in order to implement this growth strategy, where he has established our subsidiaries and strong relationships with 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.

André Hoffmann Executive Director, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Hoffmann was appointed as Vice-Chairman in 2016, assisting Mr. Geiger in discharge of his duties as the Chairman of the Board.

He is Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, responsible since 1995 for the strategic planning and management of our Group's business in the region.

He was appointed as executive director for the Group in 2001.

Mr. Hoffmann has over 30 years of experience in the retail and distribution of cosmetics, and the luxury and fashion industries in the region. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, USA.

Domenico Trizio Executive Director and Managing Director

Mr. Trizio was appointed as Group Managing Director in 2016. He is an Executive Director since 2011 and is Chief Operating Officer, a position he assumed when joining the Group in 2010.

In this role, he is responsible for the overall operational management of the company. He has over 20 years of experience in operational management, with various beauty and mass-market companies.

Mr. Trizio attended the University of Rome and holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering. He also received the International Executive Program General Management Certificate at INSEAD.

Thomas Levilion Executive Director and Group Deputy General Manager, Finance & Administration

Mr. Levilion was appointed as an executive director in 2008 and is Group Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration. He is primarily responsible for our Group's finance functions worldwide. Mr. Levilion has a diverse background working in finance, supply chain management and mergers and aquisitions.

He has a master's in business administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, France and a post-graduate degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine, France.

Karl Guénard Executive Director and Joint Company Secretary

Mr. Karl Guénard was non-executive Director of the Group from 30 June 2003. Mr. Guénard joined the Group in September 2013 as executive Director and Joint Company Secretary of the Group. He is responsible for the our Group’s corporate governance, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

Mr. Guénard has over 20 years of experience in finance and auditing field, with various financial institutions and corporates.

He is a chartered accountant and holds a master’s degree in economics and management sciences from the University of Strasbourg, France.