Maureen Chiquet, former CEO of Chanel and Chair of Golden Goose, has had a vibrant career at the intersection of creative, commercial and luxury. In the first episode of Candid Conversations, a new podcast series by our Consumer team, Tara Alhadeff delves into Maureen’s rich life and career, including being the first female and non-family CEO of Chanel.
Candid Conversations with Permira EP 1
Tara has been involved in consumer investing at Permira since 2008 and has worked across the spectrum of brands, retailers, and consumer internet. She has worked on transactions including Golden Goose, Dr. Martens, Hana Group, eDreams ODIGEO, Iglo Group, New Look and Valentino. She is now responsible for Permira’s brand investing strategy within the global consumer team.
Maureen Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oreal Paris in 1985. She has worked at The Gap, helped launch Old Navy, and was president of Banana Republic before becoming COO and President of US operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007 she became its first Global CEO, where she oversaw the business and brand’s world-wide expansion. She left Chanel in 2016 to focus on writing, speaking, and developing new leadership initiatives. She is a Trustee to the Yale Corporation and fellow of Yale University, where she graduated in 1985.