Leena Nair, Unilever’s first female and youngest Chief Human Resources Officer, has stepped down to become the Global Chief Executive Officer of the French luxury brand Chanel.
She was a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), which was in charge of the company’s business and financial performance.
Unilever released a statement stating, “Leena Nair, CHRO, has decided to leave the company in January 2022 to pursue a new career opportunity as Global Chief Executive Officer, Chanel Ltd.”
CEO Unilever extends Leena Nair greetings
CEO of Unilever, Alan Jope said, “I would like to thank Leena for her outstanding contribution over the last three decades. 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.”
According to media reports, her new position as the Global CEO of the French luxury group Chanel, will be based in London.