Luxury fashion house Chanel has appointed a new international CEO. Based by Coco Chanel, the luxury French fashion house has appointed the 52-year-old Indian-origin Leena Nair who beforehand labored as the Chief Human Sources Officer at Unilever as the Chief Government Officer of the model.
With no background in the fashion trade, Nair is the ‘First feminine, first Asian, youngest ever’ CHRO of the group and is about to take over in January. The HR head who hails from Kolhapur in Maharashtra accomplished her commencement from Jamshedpur and started her profession at Unilever as a administration trainee. She ultimately turned the senior VP in HR again in 2013 and moved to London in 2016. Her profession at Unilever spanned nearly 30 years.
Nair will take over after Maureen Chiquet, a US-based businesswoman who hailed from a fashion background and acted as CEO for a complete of 9 years. This choice comes as the model together with a quantity of different fashion homes is below hearth for not being inclusive sufficient. In her LinkedIn publish, Nair mentioned, “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.” She was additionally grateful for her time at Unilever since the model gave her alternatives to study, develop and contribute to an organisation with function.
Unilever CEO Alan Jope thanked Nair for her contribution over the a long time. “Leena has been a pioneer throughout her career at Unilever, but no more so than in her role as CHRO, where she has been a driving force on our equity, diversity and inclusion agenda, on the transformation of our leadership development, and on our preparedness for the future of work,” he wrote and likewise acknowledged Nair’s professionalism and compassion throughout the pandemic outbreak.
What are your ideas on one more Indian-origin lady being appointed as CEO? Remark under and allow us to know.