Patrick Chalhoub

CEO, Chalhoub Group

CEO of Chalhoub Group, a leading luxury retail distribution company based in the Middle East, Patrick Chalhoub oversees the retail operations of fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrara within the UAE and wider Gulf region. Headquartered in Dubai, the group manages over 400 stand-alone retail outlets and department stores within the fashion, beauty and luxury gift sectors. Patrick began his career in 1979 when he decided to become involved in the realisation of his father’s vision to build a bridge between the East and West and be the ambassador of luxury lifestyle in the region.He created a regional distribution platform in the Jebel Ali Free zone with Fendi, L’Oréal, Dior Parfums and Puig. As the director of Christofle and of Bernardaud, Patrick Chalhoub is also involved in the strategic planning for the restructuring and redeployment of these brands. He has been instrumental in guiding the development of a sustainability strategy for the Group, with a focus on Education, Environmental and Humanitarian sustainability. At the age of 42 the French government awarded him with the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Patrick is also Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur since January 2016. He is a founding member of the Rotary and Capital Club and an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He also co-chairs the board of directors of Endeavor’s UAE affiliate. Patrick holds 2 Bachelor’s degrees, one in Economics and Finance and the other in Political Science from the Institut d ‘etudes politiques Paris.

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