Mathieu Vazart named as Global Travel Retail Director at ELBA Group

By Luke Barras-hill |

Kim Turkieh, General Manager, ELBA Group and Thibaut de Malézieux, President and CEO, ELBA Group.

Experienced travel retail executive Matthieu Vazart (pictured below) has been appointed to manage the travel retail division of ELBA Group.

Vazart, whose CV includes roles with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Concourse and most recently Puressentiel, is tasked with championing growth for a firm with expertise in beauty cosmetics, wines & spirits, selective distribution and airport trade merchandising.

“I am delighted that Mathieu will join ELBA Group with this new position, that he will surely undertake with great success,” commented President and CEO of ELBA Group Thibaut de Malézieux.

“I am convinced that he will be essential to the development of our travel retail department abroad.”

Kim Turkieh, General Manager of ELBA Group and responsible for spearheading the group’s international development strategy, added her delight at Mathieu’s appointment.

“I strongly believe that he will be a perfect match and the next logical step to our international expansion strategy, specifically in the travel retail industry in which he has in-depth expertise.”

Vazart stated: “I am deeply honoured and proud to take on the role as Global Travel Retail Director for ELBA Group, as I am certain that it has great potential to extend internationally. I look forward to supporting our existing and future partners in their global travel retail strategies implementation.”

In a statement, ELBA Group says it is ‘gathering all crafts to create luxurious experiences in travel retail for brands, retailers and landlords’.

‘From creative concept, digital asset management, virtual reality, and production with a leading sustainable drive, it has been combining sustainability and desirability since 2006, thanks to different entities such as Paris Calling, Piranèse, Mise en Scène and LEAF. Existing clients, to name a few, are L’Oreal, Moët Hennessy and Lagardère Travel Retail.’


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