Nigel Keal to continue as ETRC President after re-election at AGM

By Luke Barras-hill |

Nigel Keal has been re-elected President of ETRC for a second consecutive year.

Travel retail veteran Nigel Keal has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation.

It is the second time Keal has been re-elected in the post since he was first elected in 2019.

He will serve for a further one-year term after his nomination by members of the association was confirmed at its annual general meeting today (1 July).

TRIBUTE TO MEMBERS

“I am extremely pleased to accept this nomination to serve as President of ETRC for another year,” said Keal.

“The past year has been a tough one for the industry and has highlighted the crucial role that trade associations such as ETRC play in defending our sector in crisis times, and in that respect, we are immensely grateful for the support of our members during this period.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the Managing and Supervisory boards of ETRC, the national associations, ETRC’s corporate members and the wider industry in the year ahead.”

During the ‘well attended’ meeting, ETRC offered an update on various ongoing campaigns including ‘Destination Summer’; the campaign for EU arrivals duty free and duty free labelling; plus work on sector-specific issues including sustainability-related developments.

Keal also paid tribute to outgoing Vice-President François Bourienne for his years of dedication to the ETRC Managing Board, which comprises Jennifer Cords, Director Corporate Affairs & Compliance, Gebr. Heinemann; Donatienne de Fontaines-Guillaume, Vice President Commercial, TFWA; Paul Neeson, Director of Retail Ireland, Aer Rianta International; Jacques Parson, President, Benelux Travel Retail Association; and Eva Rehnström, Sales & Purchasing Manager Beauty & Fashion, Viking Line.

As reported, Bourienne announced he was stepping down from AGS Airports last year to take on a new challenge.

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