Ms. Sharmila Murat

Ms. Sharmila Murat

Board Member

Chief Investment Officer, Chalhoub Group

Ms. Sharmila Murat currently leads all investing activity for the Chalhoub Group, the leading partner of luxury across the Middle East with growing operations in India, Africa, and Latin America.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Saint-Honoré (a retailer and distributor of luxury brands in Latin America), Ralph Lauren Middle East, Ella Afrique (a luxury beauty operator across Sub-Saharan Africa), La Bouche Rouge (a French luxury beauty brand), and Nice One (an online beauty retailer with operations across the GCC).

Sharmila has spent the past decade developing her operational expertise leading multiple luxury retail business units for the Chalhoub Group, where she spearheaded digital and cultural transformations, helped create and launch new brands and concepts, and championed consumer experiences.  Sharmila started her career in management consulting in New York with Ernst & Young and then private equity with Wind Point Partners in Chicago before moving into the retail industry with the Warnaco Group.

Ms. Murat holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.