Chairperson: Patrick Chalhoub
The Dubai-based Chalhoub Group was founded by Michel Chalhoub when he acquired the licensing rights to sell three foreign brands: Christofle, Baccarat, and Jean Patou in 1955 in Damascus, Syria. Today it is among the region’s largest luxury retailers, with 700 retail outlets across 14 countries and a workforce of over 12,000 people. The Chalhoub Group today has over 300 brands in its portfolio, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Louboutin. The group has been a member of the UN Global Compact Community since 2014 and a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles.