Climbing the Ladder: Chanel Taps Chiquet As First Global CEO

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Maureen Chiquet has been named global chief executive officer of Chanel, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The appointment completes Chiquet's transition from the mass world of Gap, her previous company, into running on of the world's most iconic luxury brands.

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