What’s On My Desk: Jonathan Zrihen, President & CEO of Clarins Groupe North America

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Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Johnathan Zrihen, the President & CEO of Clarins Groupe North America, one of the most luxurious beauty brands on the market. Born in Toulouse in the south of France,  Zrihen joined the Clarins Groupe in 1993, directly after graduating from Paris Superior Institute of Commerce.  His passion to grow the brand internationally allowed him the opportunity to relocate to Singapore in 1999. Appointed Vice President, Asia-Pacific International Division, Zrihen was charged with guiding the expansion of the Clarins Groupe throughout the Asia-Pacific region. After five years in Singapore, he moved on to become President of Clarins Canada Inc. and in January 2007, was named President & CEO of Clarins USA Inc., putting him at the helm of one of the largest subsidiaries for the brand worldwide.  In June 2009, the presidency of Canada was added back to Jonathan’s portfolio as President & CEO, Clarins Groupe North America. His interests outside include windsurfing, skiing and tennis. Also passionate about cinema, Zrihen founded a short film festival in Toulouse. Additionally, Jonathan has been a member of the Foreign French Trade Advisors since 2005, and serves on the boards of PCPC and The Fragrance Foundation. Here is a look at the items on this international jet setter’s desk:

– One of my favorite photographs of my wife and three children on holiday.
– A glass paperweight with a tennis player etched into it – tennis is my passion and keeps me balanced.
– Clarins newest, most innovative, and award-winning product, Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate.
– My iPad, which I have virtually converted to and rarely use my desktop computer.
– As Clarins is very ecologically minded, all of our employees now drink from this red recyclable water bottle.
– I was honored in 2011 by the American Cancer Society’s DreamBall.  Cancer is a cause very close to my heart.

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