Experienced industry executive Mark Mariani has joined the Board of Directors at the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS).
The Vice President of Business Development at 3Sixty Duty Free & More occupies the seat vacated by Philip Hancock.
Mariani began his duty free career with Philip Morris International (PMI) in 1990 as a sales representative based in San Francisco and went on to hold a number of posts across sales, management and marketing functions.
After more than 18 years with the tobacco giant, he moved to Scorpio Distribution to head up the Americas division before assisting Heinemann Americas open its Miami offices. He joined 3Sixty Duty Free & More in 2020.
René Riedi, Chairman, IAADFS said: “We are delighted to have Mark join the IAADFS Board of Directors. He will bring considerable knowledge and experience from his many years in the industry, and it is important for us to have 3Sixty Duty Free involved as part of our Board deliberations.”
Michael Payne, President and CEO, IAADFS added: “Mark has a tremendous amount of knowledge and a broad understanding of the duty free and travel retail business. His experience from both the supplier and buyer sides will bring a unique perspective and focus to the IAADFS Board as we all adjust to the constantly changing dynamics of our business. Mark’s personable style and many relationships throughout the industry will be huge assets for IAADFS.”
Mariani stated: “I’m truly honoured to join the IAADFS Board of Directors, as I have been attending the IAADFS convention since it was held at the Diplomat Hotel in the early 1990s.”