Since September 2010 Patrick Rasquinet has been President and CEO of the La Prairie Group. He is a graduate of
the e.p.H.E.C., Belgium, where he studied Marketing & Business Administration.
Patrick Rasquinet started his career at Beiersdorf Belgium in 1993, worked as Sales Director at Beiersdorf Brazil
and held the position as General Manager at Nivea Seoul, South Korea. In 2005, he was appointed General Manager
Richard Werder joined the La Prairie Group in August 2016 as CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and member of the Board
Richard is a certified Accountant and Controller and he has started his career 1980 at SUVA, a Swiss Insurance
Company, working as insurance expert and later external auditor. He moved on to Erdgas Zurich (today: Energie
360°), the biggest natural gas supplier in Switzerland, where he was leading the Controlling Department.
As of 1998, Richard worked for Hero, a Swiss FMCG Company, focusing on Infant Nutrition and Fruit Products, where
he held different finance positions, including CFO of the Swiss Entity, Regional CFO Hero Middle East and Africa,
and in his latest position as General Manager Switzerland.
Since 1999 Brigitte Bruggmann has been responsible for the Human Resources Department of the La Prairie Group,
and since January 2011 she has been part of the Board of Directors of the group.
She is a graduate of the Business School KV and holds a Swiss federal diploma in Business Administration. After
some years of commercial practice she completed an economically specialized, postgraduate professional education
to obtain a Swiss federal diploma in Human Resources. Until 1999 she worked in the Human Resources Department of
a renowned, internationally operating IT company.
Kirsten Hangarter joined the La Prairie Group in February 2003 and was appointed member of the Board of Directors
in October 2014, assuming responsibility for the region Europe/Africa.
She earned a Swiss federal diploma in Marketing and brings a wide array of business experience in the cosmetic
sector, as well as experience in Marketing & Sales and leadership. Kirsten has held several positions within
the company, such as Retail Marketing Director, Brand Director and General Manager Switzerland. Prior to her
promotion to member of the Board of Directors she was the Business Development Director EMEA.
Edouard Feller joined the La Prairie Group in September 2012 as Vice President Global Supply Chain and member
of the Board of Directors.
In this position he is responsible for all aspects of the supply chain delivering outstanding service to our
customers and high quality products to our consumers.
Edouard holds a MS from the ETH Lausanne in Material Sciences and an MBA from Georgia State University.
He spent most of his career to date in the food industry, holding positions of increasing responsibility in R&D,
procurement and manufacturing in various European countries and the USA. Before joining La Prairie Group he was
Head of Global Supply Chain at Hero.
François Le Gloan joined the La Prairie Group in November 2011 as Regional Vice President responsible
for Americas (USA, Canada, Mexico, South America) and Oceania. He is a member of the Board of Directors.
He studied Political Sciences & Macro Economics at IEP Paris and is an MBA graduate of the Business School
François has 20 years of experience in the luxury selective business with two main companies: Christian
Dior (LVMH Group) and Sisley. At Christian Dior, Fraçois gained extensive experience in different areas
having worked in Sales and Marketing functions in Paris, Korea and Hong Kong before being promoted to General
Manager Korea in 2000. After 12 years with LVMH, he joined Sisley and moved to Europe as Managing Director Europe.
After 3 years François decided to return to Christian Dior and took over the position as Managing Director
Asia and Japan, located in Hong Kong, before joining La Prairie Group.
Greg Prodromides joined the La Prairie Group in 2013 and was appointed member of the Board of Directors in July
2014. In December 2014 he assumed responsibility for Global Marketing for the La Prairie brand. In this position
he is responsible for global brand equity and strategy across all regions.
He holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the National Polytechnic School of Athens as well as a MSc in Business
& Marketing Management from CIM, London. Previously Greg served as the International Skincare Director for Parfumes
Christian Dior. He has more than 20 years of experience successfully managing beauty and luxury brands at local,
regional and global levels.
Laurent Marteau joined the La Prairie Group in August 2014 as Head of Travel Retail Worldwide and was promoted
member of the Board of Directors in November 2014.
He graduated from IEP Lyon and EM Lyon Business School where he studied Macro Economy / Finance and Sales & Marketing.
He has extensive experience in Travel Retail and has held positions as Account Manager, Regional Director and
Worldwide Director Travel Retail. Laurent brings more than 14 years of experience in the luxury selective industry
and worked for LVMH Group before joining the La Prairie Group.
Angela Chen joined La Prairie Group in March 2016 as the Regional Vice President for Asia and member of the Board
Her major was Information Science at ECN University Shanghai.
Angela began her working life in 1991. She has 25 years of experience in marketing roles. She started with Unilever
where her last position was Regional Vice President of North Asia for Skin Care. Since then Angela joined Avon
for 4 years as the Vice President for Asia Regional Brand Marketing Center. Prior to joining La Prairie Group,
Angela held a Global Vice President role for Oral Health at Glaxo Smith Kline. Her geographic experience includes
China, Japan, Thailand and United Kingdom.