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Leena Nair


India born Leena Leena Nair, 52, will take over as the Global Chief Executive Officer of French luxury fashion house Chanel, joining the ranks of Indian-origin head honchos of global corporate world. Nair was earlier the first female, first Asian, youngest ever chief human resource officer of Unilever
and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive.

“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. I will always be a proud advocate of Unilever and its ambition to make sustainable living commonplace,” Nair said in a post on LinkedIn.

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