100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Ingie Chalhoub
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Ingie Chalhoub

Industry: Retail

Company: Etoile Group

Designation: President and MD

Country: Lebanon

Ingie Chalhoub, president and managing director of Etoile Group, is integral to the luxury retail sector of the UAE. Spearheading the fashion powerhouse since establishing the operation in 1983, Chalhoub has brought over 200 international ultra-luxury brands to the region. Among those names are Chanel, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, John Galliano and Hogan. She employs 400 people, operates over 60 high-end fashion boutiques across six countries and has even launched her own fashion line, Ingie Paris. In 2005 Chaulhoub opened luxury fashion concept, Etoile La Boutique.

Outside Etoile, Chalhoub picked up L’Officiel magazine’s 2009 Businesswoman Of The Year Award and is also one of the select few who sit on the board of Dubai International Fashion Week.