Class of 2006
For the past 20 years, Sheherazade Chamlou has been part of the international sales team of SGD, where she is currently vice president of sales and marketing at SGD North America in New York. In her current position, in addition to marketing, she has sales responsibility for all accounts in North America.
Prior to SGD’s opening of its New York facility, Ms. Chamlou’s extensive experience with the European market was developed through positions in the company as area manager for U.K. perfumery operations, based in London, and sales manager, based in Paris. During this time, Ms. Chamlou was in charge of sales to major European and global accounts such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Shiseido, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Escada, Avon, and Beiersdorf.
In addition to being a 2006 graduate of the Master of Professional Studies program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, Ms. Chamlou holds a Bachelor of Arts in international business administration and international trade from the American University in Paris, as well as an MBA from the prestigious Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. While earning her MBA, she participated in an exchange program at the University of California at Berkeley, completing graduate business courses in the U.S. She is multilingual, with fluency in English, French, Spanish, and Persian.
What is your vision of the future of fragrance?
"As global issues such as the environment and ethics become more prominent, the trend for naturals and green beauty will re-energize the fragrance industry. To capture the consumer’s attention, brands will turn to eco-friendly packaging designs and materials, such as glass, which resonate in a world more focused on sustainability."