July 6 2012  |  People

André de Almeida to join William Grant as Director, Europe Travel Retail

By Ryan White

Andre de Almeida will join William Grant & Sons on July 16 in the capacity of Director, Europe Travel Retail

William Grant & Sons yesterday announced that André de Almeida will be joining its travel retail team. André is currently working at The Edrington Group where he is Area Director with responsibility for the Middle East & Turkey, Domestic & Duty Free as well as the Americas Duty Free business, having previously looked after the UK and Ireland. 

André brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role. Prior to The Edrington Group, André worked at Maxxium UK where he held several roles including leading the UK Prestige On-trade team and managing the Tesco business. 

Rita Greenwood, Managing Director Global Travel Retail says: “We are delighted to announce that André will be joining us later this month to lead the European team.  It is an exciting time for William Grant in travel retail as we continue to drive our premiumization agenda.  André will have a critical role to play as we seek to reshape the European business and further build our relationships with key global customers.”

André will join William Grant & Sons on July 16 and will be based out of the Glasgow office.

COMMENT: André is a true gentleman and a good friend of Americas Duty Free. He's done an amazing job of gaining exposure for The Edrington Group's brands in his Americas role with the company and we wish him the best of luck in his new position at William Grant & Sons.

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