Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin named in RetailME ICONS list

By Charlotte Turner |

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin.

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin.

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin was named as one of the 100 Images RetailME ICONS at a celebration and awards gala held on 4 August at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai.


Organised by Images RetailME, a retail intelligence media brand in the Middle East, the inaugural Images RetailME ICONS List celebrated and recognised the legacy and achievements of the top retail leaders in the MENA region.


McLoughlin was acknowledged for his visionary leadership that has resulted in Dubai Duty Free being recognised as the single largest airport retailer in the world.



Commenting on his inclusion in the 100 ICONS list, McLoughlin said: “It is an honour to be named a one of the 100 ICONS in the retail industry in the MENA region. I’m delighted that Images RetailME has taken the initiative to put together this comprehensive list which acknowledges the retail industry’s contributions to the wider economy.

“My thanks to Images RetailME and to the jury and as always, my thanks to our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and to our extraordinary team of employees.”


Considered as the largest and only credible list of 100 most powerful retail icons from the MENA region, the list was put together by Images RetailME’s editorial team and a select board of judges including Laila Mohammed Suhail, CEO of Strategic Alliance and Partnership – DTCM, Hozefa Saylawala, Director of Sales – Zebra, Mohammad Alawi, Partner & CEO – REDS Company, Anurag Bajpai, Head of Consumer and Retail – KPMG Lower Gulf, Mohamed Galal, Chairman & MD – Misr Real Estate Assets and Amitabh Taneja, Chairman – Images Group.


Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President for Marketing of Dubai Duty Free, accepted the award on behalf of McLoughlin.


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