Lycée Français de New York

Gala 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Glasshouse

Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Dancing, Live & Silent Auction











The Gala raises funds to support the Lycée's mission to educate students of many origins to be the thinkers, innovators and leaders of their generation,

at home in the world and inspired to make a difference in the lives of others.

Proceeds from this year's Gala will support financial aid, academic program development, faculty professional development, after-school programs, the athletics program, the Cultural Center, and so much more.


Leena Nair is Global Chief Executive Officer at ​Chanel since January 2022.

Chanel is a private company and a world leader ​in creating, developing, manufacturing and ​distributing luxury products. Founded by ​Gabrielle Chanel at the beginning of the last ​century, Chanel offers a broad range of high-end ​creations; it is dedicated to ultimate luxury and ​to the highest level of craftsmanship.

Leena is highly respected as a visionary leader whose ability to champion a long-​term, purpose-driven agenda is matched with a consistently strong track record of ​talent development and business outcomes.

Prior to joining Chanel, Leena spent 30 years at Unilever, serving as the company's ​Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and a member of their Executive ​Committee from 2016 to 2021. She built a global reputation for progressive human-​centred leadership, delivering significant business impact.

Leena is a member of the Board of the Leverhulme Trust, a charitable organisation ​focused on supporting education and research. She previously served as a non-​executive director at BT plc and the UK Government's Business, Energy and ​Industrial Strategy department.

She has won numerous awards in recognition of her career including most recently ​Global Indian of the Year from the Economic Times, as well as being recognised in ​TIME's Women of the Year List 2024, Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business ​list 2023, Forbes India's W-Power list 2022, WWD 50 Women in Power List 2023 and ​Role Model of Year in 2021 at The Great British Businesswoman's Awards. Leena is ​also part of the Thinkers50 List - Thinkers Who Will Shape the Future of Business.

Tables & Tickets

Supporting the Gala not only provides essential support to the school, it also provides ​excellent visibility for your company. Corporate sponsors will be recognized during the ​event, and on the Gala website, which will be shared with over 5,000 people via email.

Details on sponsorship levels and benefits can be found by following the links below

ALL TICKET AND TABLE PURCHASES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges on tickets or tables are permitted.