Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Leena Nair

CEO, Chanel

Leena Nair is the recently appointed CEO of the global, luxury fashion brand Chanel. As the first person of Indian descent to be appointed to the prestigious role, she brings a unique and revolutionary perspective to the high-fashion world.

Hailing from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Nair has advanced to the top of corporate ladders and shattered the “bamboo ceiling” numerous times as an Indian woman in a white, male-dominated industry, exemplifying the incredible work and added value she brings to any team or company she is a part of. In her previous role as Chief Human Resources Officer at Unilever, she led the charge in all Diversity & Equity initiatives executed by the company, helping to ensure its workforce was inclusive and equitable at all levels of operation.