"Miguel Gellert Krigsner (56) was born in Bolivia, son of Jewish survivors of the Second World War. In 1961, he moved to Brazil, graduating as a biochemist from the Federal University of Paraná in 1975. Soon afterwards, he founded O Boticário, a company that manufactures and distributes perfume and cosmetic products.
"Established in 1977, O Boticário was the first to begin the industrial manufacturing of formulas based on natural products as well as being a pioneer of the current mobilization of society in relation to ecology themes. This focus was the motivation for the consuming public to recognize the importance of the man/environment equation, stimulating values forgotten until then. The declared relation with Nature generated major demand in requests for support, sponsorships and partnerships in events and projects involving the environment. In order to organize the participation of his company in this area and energize policies for environmental preservation, Miguel Krigsner created the O Boticário Nature Protection Foundation. As an autonomous not-for-profits organization, the Foundation implements ecological policies, financing and monitoring projects run by technical experts and conservationist bodies throughout Brazil.
"Miguel Krigsner supports social welfare and health entities, such as the Hospital Infantil Pequeno Príncipe and Hospital Erasto Gaertner (treatment of cancer), in addition to an active participation in the Association of the Friends of the Hospital de Clínicas of Curitiba, especially on the Commission of the Ophthalmology Center, where he helped establish the Eye Bank." 
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- Grynbaum takes over presidency of O Boticario.(PEOPLE)(Artur Noemio Grynbaum )(Brief article), accessed November 16, 2009.
- Message from the Board of Directors, accessed November 16, 2009.