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Maureen C. Chiquet, ’85 B.A.


Maureen Chiquet is the former global chief executive officer of Chanel, where she oversaw and coordinated activities worldwide and developed the organization’s Active & Conscious Leadership initiative.

Maureen C. Chiquet, ’85 B.A.

Ms. Chiquet joined Chanel, Inc. in 2003 and was named president of the company in the United States in 2004. She became the company’s first global CEO in 2007. Ms. Chiquet began her career at L’Oreal Paris in 1985. In 1988 she joined Gap, and in 1994 was recruited to help launch Old Navy. Over eight years, she advanced to executive vice president, growing the brand from 35 to 850 stores, before becoming president of Banana Republic in 2002. She has been recognized among Fortune’s “International Power 50”, Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women”, The Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch” and Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. She currently sits on the board of directors of children’s clothing company Peek… Aren’t You Curious and the board of trustees of the New York Academy of Art. At Yale she also served on the University Council Committee on Reputation, and is a member of Yale University’s President's Council on International Activities.

Resides in Purchase, New York