July 14 2021  |  Associations

Dufry’s Rene Riedi re-elected as Chairman IAADFS

By Wendy Morley

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) has announced the re-election of Dufry’s Rene Riedi as Chairman of the Board. This will be his second term, as he was previously elected to this position in 2019.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to continue to serve in the role of Chairman of IAADFS, said Riedi. “I am also grateful to my fellow Board members for the time they have volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors, particularly during the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We sincerely appreciate Rene’s willingness to continue providing his expertise and devoting more time and energy to IAADFS and the overall industry for yet another year,” said IAADFS President and CEO Michael Payne. “We all know that these have been very difficult times and Rene has provided thoughtful, informed and steady leadership for the association and its members. He is a pleasure to work with and I’m grateful to him and the entire Board of Directors for their commitment and support.”

Other re-elections included Enrique Urioste of Dufry as Vice-Chairman, Padraig Drennan of Stellar Partners, Inc. as Treasurer.

Following the Board elections, the Officer elections were held. Concessionaire members of IAADFS re-elected Mr.Drennan and Louis Snelders of Duty Free Shop to serve on the Board of Directors.

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