Global Indians: Leena Nair, Global CEO, Chanel | 07 March, 2022

Leena Nair is a British Indian business executive who is the first female and youngest ever CEO of French luxury brand Chanel. A rare outsider. Nair is being hailed as a ‘serial glass-ceiling breaker’ at the helm of the tightly controlled family fashion house which was founded in 1910 by fashion legend Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Born in Kolhapur, Nair is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer from Sangli in Maharashtra. She completed her MBA in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1992 before joining as a trainee at Hindustan Unilever, where she advanced up the ranks to become the First woman, first asian and youngest ever Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever

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