TFWA elects new board and management committee

12th October, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has announced its new board and management committee, with Bacardi GTR’s Aude Bourdier-Rocourt named as vice president commercial.

Erik Juul Mortensen has presented data showing the travel retail wine and spirits centre has declined

TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen

Joining Bourdier-Rocourt on the board is Gerry Munday from Furla SPA as vice-president marketing, and Luxottica Group’s Francis Gros as vice-president conferences & research.

The new members will join Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo from Interparfums and Alessandra Visconti from Reflecta SAS, who retain their respective positions as vice-president finance and vice-president corporate.

The election of the 37 members of the management committee took place at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference held in Cannes last week (2-7 October), and their election or re-election was approved unanimously at the AGM on Thursday 6 October.

TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen thanked the members of the board and committee who are moving on this year, in particular Thom Rankin, Carla Guiducci, and Patrick Bouchard.

Juul-Mortensen said: “All have contributed to the continued development and success of the association. Thom joined the board in 1991 as vice president conferences and research and has served the association with dedication and distinction.

“In his 25 years as a member of the board, Thom has helped to steer the association as the duty free and travel retail industry has evolved and grown. He has played a very significant role in making TFWA the relevant, contemporary and dynamic organisation it is today. Carla has served as vice president marketing, and Patrick in the capacity as vice president commercial, since 2012. I also offer them my sincere thanks.”

New representatives of the wine and spirits category include Patrick Bouchard, Albert Bichot; Aude Bourdier-Rocourt, Bacardi GTR; Nick Mogford, Brown Forman; Jean-Luc Lebault, H. Mounier; Damien Bertrand, Maison Boinaud SAS; Donatienne de Fontaines-Guillaume, Moët Hennessy; Franc Kopatin, Stock Spirits Group and Rajiv Bhatia, William Grant & Sons.

Juul-Mortensen added: “Our new management committee and board will bring diverse expertise and fresh thinking to our association and our plans for the future. I thank them all for their commitment and dedication to our industry.”

The new board and management committee will hold their positions for two years from October 2016 to October 2018.

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