37. Sophie Doireau

Company: Cartier
Title: CEO - Middle East, India, Africa and Türkiye
Nationality: French
Sector: Retail

Doireau has over 20 years of experience. She assumed her current role in September 2021, becoming the first woman to lead the MEIA region for Cartier. In 2022, Cartier partnered with Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Gate Development Authority to be the first brand to hold a high-end jewelry exhibition at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif. It also grew its team across the region to over 500 people. Doireau also leads Cartier’s efforts to support women’s empowerment in the region, through projects including the Cartier Women’s Initiative, which has supported 262 women from 62 countries and has awarded a total of $6.4 million in grant money to support their businesses. Before joining Cartier, Doireau worked for the luxury design agency Aesthete, the French Embassy in Djibouti, and Johnson & Johnson.