Portugal Duty Free, a partnership between ANA/Vinci Airports and Aer Rianta International (ARI) has appointed Alain Brun as Chief Executive Officer.
According to ARI, Brun will manage a team of more than 600 colleagues and oversee the extensive refurbishment project currently underway in eight airport duty free locations as part of ARI’s 18 month implementation plan.
The new Portugal Duty Free experience will include new retail concepts to encapsulate the essence of ‘Portugalidade’ in line with ARI and ANA/Vinci Airports’ signature sense of place, said ARI.
Speaking of the appointment, Ray Hernan, ARI Chief Executive Officer, commented: “On behalf of ARI, I extend a warm welcome to Alain Brun as he assumes his new role as Chief Executive Officer.
“He shares our commitment to excellence and placing the customer at the heart of everything we do to deliver an unrivalled, unique retail proposition.
“We are excited to begin this new chapter for Portugal Duty Free and are confident that Alain’s leadership and expertise will guide our colleagues and the business on the path to continued success.”
Thierry Ligonnière, Portugal & Brazil Director of Vinci Airports and CEO of ANA also added: “We are very pleased to welcome Alain Brun to the team at Portugal Duty Free.
“Alain carries a wealth of experience across several sectors, most notably his aviation industry expertise and extensive experience at VINCI, ensuring that Portugal Duty Free is poised for success.”
“As Alain assumes his new position as Chief Executive Officer, we look forward to delivering our bespoke retail concepts and encapsulating a true sense of place for customers of Portugal Duty Free across all locations.”