Maureen Chiquet became the first Global CEO of Chanel in 2007, overseeing the business and iconic brand’s worldwide expansion. Maureen left Chanel in 2016 to focus on writing, speaking, and supporting innovative, creative brands and their leaders. Maureen 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 U.S operations of Chanel in 2003. Maureen chairs the board of Golden Goose, is lead non-executive director of Canada Goose, and sits on the boards of MatchesFashion and Credo. She is a former Trustee to the Yale Corporation.