Leena Nair Biography – Leena Nair Wiki
Leena Nair is an Indian-born British business executive. She is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of Chanel, a French luxury fashion house. She was appointed to the role in December 2021. Nair confirmed her appointment via a tweet, she tweeted, “Overwhelmed by the love and support my appointment as @CHANEL CEO has got. Thank you! Please trust that I am reading every comment, even if I don’t reply to everyone individually.” Nair previously served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and as a Member of the Unilever Leadership Executive.
She joined Unilever in the early 1990s as a management trainee of Hindustan Unilever and went on to take several different roles over the years with the company. In 2006, she started serving as the General Manager HPC and Foods and Head of Management Development. From 2007 to 2012, she served as the executive director HUL and VP HR South Asia becoming the first woman appointed to the Unilever South Asia Leadership team. She later served on the SVP Leadership and Organisation Development and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion until 2016.
Nair is leaving Unilever after working with the company for three decades, she said in a tweet, “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.” She added, “I will always be a proud advocate of @Unilever and its ambition to make sustainable living commonplace.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Nair also serves as Advisors of the International Council, Board Trustee at The Leverhulme Trust, Non-Executive Board Member at BT, World Economic Forum, and as a Steering Committee member at the World Economic Forum. She was a Non-Executive Board Member at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy for three years.
Nair has won several prestigious awards during his executive career including the Role Model of Year (2021) at The Great British Businesswoman’s Awards. In 2020, she was named Global Indian of the Year at The Economic Times’ Prime Women Leadership Awards. In 2017, she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as one of the accomplished Indian Business Leaders in the United Kingdom. Nair also appeared on the Top 10 list of FT HERoes Champions of Women in Business by the Financial Times from 2017 to 2019.
Leena Nair Education
She graduated from Holy Cross Convent High School in Kolhapur, India, and went on to join The New College Kolhapur. She also attended Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli where she earned her Bachelor’s degree, in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in 1990. Nair also graduated as a gold medalist from XLRI – Xavier School of Management.
Leena Nair Age
She was born on June 11, 1969, in Kolhapur, Maharshtra, India. She currently lives in London, England, United Kingdom.
Leena Nair Husband
Is Leena Nair married? She is married to her husband Kumar Nair, a renowned businessman. Together with her husband, they have two sons.
Leena Nair Salary
Her salary is unclear.
Leena Nair Net Worth
Leena Nair’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.