Billionaires are rare; self-made ones even more so and they stand as monuments of what people can do with the right amount of dedication, perseverance and intelligence. One such person is Reinold Geiger, the CEO of L’Occitane, a natural beauty products company headquartered in Manosque, France. Once a skiing champion, Geiger is a remarkable example of how much a person can accomplish in spite of modest beginnings.
Reinold Geiger was born in 10th July 1947 in Dornbirn which is a city in the Austrian state called Vorlaberg. His father was employed as a carpenter in the city, but despite the humble setting of his childhood, Geiger went on to graduate as a mechanical engineer from the world-renowned university ETH Zurich. After finishing his undergraduate studies he went on to obtain a masters degree from the Insead Business School.