Trend icon Chanel chooses Indian-born Leena Nair as CEO


NEW DELHI (AP) — The luxurious style home Chanel has chosen Leena Nair, an business outsider from India and longtime government at Unilever, to be its new CEO.

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Nair tweeted that she was “humbled and honored to be appointed the World Chief Government Officer of @CHANEL, an iconic and admired firm.”

The information made an enormous splash Wednesday in India, Nair’s birthplace, the place she obtained scores of congratulations and compliments to her announcement, one calling her a “serial glass-ceiling breaker.”

The appointment is filled with “historic firsts,” stated Abhay Gupta, CEO and

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