Nayla Hayek | Gulf Business

37. Nayla Hayek

Chairperson Swatch Group / President And CEO Of Harry Winston

Origin: Switzerland

Residence: Switzerland

Sector: Retail

2023 Rank: 38

Nayla Hayek heads up Swatch Group, which has consistently retained its position as one of the world’s biggest luxury goods makers. In 2023, Swatch reported that its global sales rose by 12.6 per cent to CHF 7.9bn. The group has 17 brands in its portfolio, including Omega, Breguet and Harry Winston. Its global workforce comprises 32,000 employees across 50 countries. She is the daughter of Lebanese-born Swiss businessman Nicolas Hayek, who famously led a restructuring of a group of Swiss companies in the 1980s and his subsequent launching of the Swatch brand. Nayla Hayek also doubles as president and CEO of Harry Winston, and heads up Dubai-based Swatch Group Middle East. She further chairs the board of the Rivoli Group and is a member of the World Arabian Horse Organisation.


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