9 October 2016
World Cup winning alpine skier and former co-president of cosmetic label Kiehl's Klaus Heidegger is 'Tyrolean of the Year 2016'
Klaus Heidegger (image, second from left), World Cup winning alpine skier and former co-president of cosmetic label Kiehl's (belongs today to L'Oréal), and Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, scientist (fields: gender, diversity) and first female rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität), received this year's awards 'Tyrolean of the Year'. The prize was handed out with Swarovski crystal 'Rising Star' trophies.
Since 2011, the award is given to Tyroleans from art, business, or entertainment. The annual prize is symbolized with the 'Rising Star' crystal sculpture by the Tyrolean company Swarovski and honors exceptional personalities and their achievements such as Klaus Heidegger who developed together with his wife Jami Morse the global brand Kiehl's from the father in law's pharmacy in Manhattan, New York. As international brand, Kiehl's was acquired in 2000 by L'Oréal. Today, the World Cup winning alpine skier (1970/80s) and entrepreneur invests in various innovative projects and companies like the luxurious 'Foils' ski manufactory with prominent family members like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
fig. from left: Club Tirol President KR Mag. Julian Hadschieff with the 'Tyroleans of the Year 2016' (TirolerInnen des Jahres 2016), former Kiehl's Co-President and professional alpine skier Klaus Heidegger, Rector of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, and the Governor of Tyrol Günther Platter on 7 October 2016 at the award ceremony in Vienna. Photo by William Tadros, (C) e&k/Tadros.