Fluent in four languages, Jochen Zaumseil holds a Business Management Diploma from Cologne University as well as an International Management Diploma from France's HEC (école des Hautes études Commerciales). He joined L'Oréal in 1983 as a Product Manager for Lancôme. In 1985, he became Commercial and Marketing Manager for Lancôme in Austria and then he moved to L'Oréal Mexico, in 1987 as General Manager of Helena Rubinstein and Ralph Lauren. Two years later he returned to his home country, Germany, where he held the position of General Manager of L'Oréal Professional Products. In 1998, he returned to Latin America as General Manager of L'Oréal Venezuela. He remained there until October 2000, when he became President & CEO of L'Oréal Canada. Four years later, he joined L'Oréal Japan in the same position. In 2006, he returned to France as Managing Director of L'Oréal Asia and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee. In January 2010, the Asia zone included 3 new countries: India, Australia and New Zealand, and became L'Oréal Asia-Pacific Zone, comprised of 14 subsidiaries. In July 2013, he became Executive Vice-President Western Europe Zone.