Indian-Origin Leena Nair, the New Global CEO of Chanel

It seems that the Indian brains are being more treasured with time, by the west. This time, it’s the French luxury Maison Chanel, who went on to appoint an Indian in the top post of Global CEO. London-based and former Unilever Executive Leena Nair has recently hit the headlines with this amazing achievement.

The Position

Leena Nair, 52, has been the first female, Asian, and youngest ever CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) and Member of the Unilever Leadership Executive of the esteemed Unilever company. After serving the British consumer goods company for 30 years, Nair is now set to be the new Global Chief Executive Officer of Chanel. As per a statement announced officially, the company is looking forward to bringing in her valued outsider’s perspective to the iconic fashion house. We too are curious to see how things will turn out to be.

The Lady

An XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur alumni, Leena Nair started her journey at Unilever back in 1992 as a management trainee. She is been inducted into the coveted list of Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women 2021. Throughout her career, Nair has been highly lauded by her peers for her people-focused leadership approach, changing the overall practice and culture in large global companies. Looking at her credentials and past works, it seems like Chanel has made the right decision of bringing in talent like this.

The House

The iconic French luxury fashion house Chanel is famous for its No. 5 fragrance, and collections of tweed suits, and quilted handbags. Nair is about to join the company in coming January as the new Global CEO. The former CEO and co-owner of the company Alain Wertheimer will move to the position of Global Executive Chairman. With all these changes and new appointments, the private company is now eyeing long-term success in the global market of the fashion industry.

Best Gift Choices for Grandma Any Time of the Year

It’s impossible to celebrate a birthday or holiday like mother’s day without getting a special something for grandma and making sure that she feels loved on this holiday. Besides flowers, chocolates, and a holiday card, there are a few types of gifts that are certain to bring a smile to granny’s face. A thoughtful gift doesn’t necessarily have to be very expensive, and there is something out there for every price range. Below are just a few suggestions to consider that are personal and valuable enough to make grandma feel appreciated.

A Stylish Handbag

Handbags for mother's day gift
Best Gift Choices for Grandma Any Time of the Year

Depending on her style, grandma might enjoy a brand new handbag! The best thing about purses is that they come in such a wide range of designs, whether grandma enjoys high fashion or down-to-earth and modest designs, it won’t be difficult to pick something she will love. For those who feel a handbag isn’t enough, adding a matching wallet or a silk pashmina can definitely elevate the gift even more.

A Beautiful Cake Stand

cake stand
Best Gift Choices for Grandma Any Time of the Year

Many grandmas love to cook and bake amazing treats for their families. A granny like that is sure to appreciate a beautiful cake stand! There are also many baking and cooking supplies, like a ceramic casserole dish or a beautiful plate set, that are high-end, visually appealing, and useful. A practical grandma is sure to enjoy such a gift on mother’s day!

Other Creative Gifts

Many grandmas have very specific interests and hobbies, and getting her something that goes along with those interests is always a good idea, be it a classic book or a modern indoor gardening set. Another great direction to take is accessories, such as a lovely necklace, a satin bathrobe, stylish slippers, or perhaps a bottle of her favorite perfume.

If grandma enjoys wellness and self-care, perhaps the best choice would be a collection of custom-blend tea, scented candles, or maybe a high-quality body cream. Nothing is too good for grandma!