ASUTIL’s Inés Sisto Patrón leaves association after more than 15 years

By Luke Barras-hill |

José Luis Donagaray and Inés Sisto Patrón pictured at one of ASUTIL’s virtual meetings for the press.

Long-serving Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) Coordinator General Inés Sisto Patrón has waved goodbye after more than 15 years’ service.

ASUTIL Secretary General José Luis Donagaray confirmed the news in an email circular today.

A familiar and popular figure, Patrón supported the association’s activities including at the ASUTIL Conferences and in latter years at the Summit of the Americas and La Frontera Hoy border duty free shop meetings.

It is unclear whether ASUTIL has appointed or is seeking a replacement for the position, though Donagaray (pictured below left) confirmed to TRBusiness he will take on Patrón’s (pictured below right) responsibilities in the interim.

“Inés joined in 2006 and was an important part of the continuous growth of the Association from the secretary, the development of the ASUTIL Conferences, as well as those held with other associations such as the Encuentro Border Shops and the Summits [of Americas]. We are grateful for her services throughout all these years and the best of luck in her future endeavours,” said Donagaray.

“ASUTIL will continue to provide its services in the same way as up to now, we will explore other ways of collaboration in the future, with the aim of a constant and sustained improvement of them for our associates.”

Images source: ASUTIL.


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