Managing Director CHANEL UK, and President of the UK and Other Americas Region, Vice President
Olivier Nicolaÿ was born in Limoges France in 1957. Following his early education at the College Stanislas he studied International Commerce at ESCP in Paris. He also spent a year in the Kobe Daigaku University in Japan.
His working career began in 1983 with Yves St. Laurent working as Controleur de Gestion Europe Africa & Middle-east until 1987.
Olivier has worked for Chanel for 30 years. His early career was within the Fragrance and Beauty Division where he created the Controle de Gestion Department from 1987 to 1990 in Paris, From 1990 to 1997, he moved to Spain as Country Manager for Spain and Portugal followed by three years in Germany as Country Manager for Germany and Austria. In 2000 he moved to London when he was appointed Managing Director of the UK company, encompassing all areas of the Chanel brand.
Since 2003 Olivier has been President of the Chanel UK Region with responsibilities over the UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil local market as well as Latin America Export and Travel Retail for North and South America.
In 2016 Olivier also assumed the role of Managing Director of Holland and Holland.
He is a member of the Chanel Leadership Committee.
He is married with three children and five grandchildren and enjoys living and working in London