India’s sway in the world:Indian-origin Lena Nair becomes CEO of French luxury group Chanel, moved to London 8 years ago



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Leena Nair is a resident of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He is a Gold Medalist from Xavier’s School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur.
  • Lena was previously the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Unilever
  • Leena Nair, 52, shifted from India to London in 2013, eight years ago

    Chanel, a French luxury group, on Tuesday appointed Indian-origin Leena Nair as its new Global Chief Executive (CEO) in London. Lena was previously the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Unilever.

    The international brand is known for its tweed suits, quilted handbags and No.5 perfumes. Lena will officially join the company from January of the new year. Alan Jope, Unilever’s chief executive officer (CEO), said Lena has made significant contributions to the company over the past three decades. I thank them for that.

    Leena Nair , 52, shifted to London from India 8 years ago in 2013. He then held the position of Global Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development at the Anglo-Dutch Company’s London headquarters. She was later promoted in 2016 and became Unilever’s first female and youngest CHRO.

    Living in Kolhapur , XLRI gold medalist Leena Nair is a resident of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He also completed his schooling from Holy Cross Convent School, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He then completed further studies at Xavier’s School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur. Lena has also been a gold medalist on her own bench.

    Lina has 30 years of experience
    Lina has 30 years of experience. Nair made several HR interventions during his tenure. Career by Choice was the most commendable initiative. This is a program that brings women into the workforce who have left their careers behind.

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