Duty free association elects president


Mohammed Mounib, managing director of Abu Dhabi Airport Catering and Duty Free, was elected president of the Middle East Duty Free Association (Medfa).

Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free managing director, retained his post of vice-president, during the elections to the two-year board at the conclusion of the recently held First Middle East Duty Free Conference.

Six executives were also chosen as board members along with Anthony Chalhoub, Habchi & Chalhoub managing director, who retained his post as secretary general, and Jan Baljet, general manager, Weitnauer Tuxedo Sharjah Duty Free, who became the treasurer.

Meanwhile, John Sime, manager duty free sales, Emirates airline, said at the conference that inflight duty free business could possibly be an addition to international brands.