Indian-Origin Leena Nair Is the New Global CEO of Chanel

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Published: December 15,2021 10:08 AM
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French luxury fashion house Chanel on Tuesday named Indian national Leena Nair as its new global CEO.

December 15, 2021: French luxury fashion house Chanel on Tuesday named Indian national Leena Nair as its new global CEO.



The 52-year-old is the first female and youngest-ever Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever; she will join Chanel in January, according to reports.



Born and brought up in Kolhapur, Nair will become the second Indian-origin woman to helm a global company after Indra Nooyi, former chief executive of PepsiCo.



“I am humbled and honoured to be appointed the Global Chief Executive Officer of @CHANEL , an iconic and admired company.  I am so inspired by what @CHANEL stands for. It is a company that believes in the freedom of creation, in cultivating human potential and in acting to have a positive impact in the world. I am grateful for my long career at @Unilever, a place that has been my home for 30 years. It has given me so many opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to a truly purpose-driven organisation,” she said in a Twitter post, announcing the move.