APTRA announces Board changes

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association – APTRA—has announced some changes to its Board for 2022. Susana Hueso joins the APTRA board representing Lindt & Sprüngli to replace Gabi Steiner-Zajax, who has left Lindt & Sprüngli to relocate with her family to Australia.  Hueso is Head of Duty Free Asia Pacific at Lindt & Sprüngli.

Erin Lillis of Lacoste, already an active board member, takes on the additional role of Secretary of APTRA to replace Gabi Steiner-Zajax, who had held the position since 2019.

Erik Juul-Mortensen, who has returned as President of the Tax Free World Association (TFWA), has re-joined the APTRA board to represent TFWA in its partnership with APTRA. Juul-Mortensen replaces Sam Gerber, who has represented TFWA with APTRA since January 2021.

Sunil Tuli, President of APTRA comments: “We very much value the contribution of our board members and feel very fortunate and thankful to have benefited from the valued support and insight from both Gabi and Sam. I’m delighted that filling their positions has been such a seamless process, with the welcome addition of Susana to represent the long-standing support of Lindt & Sprüngli in the confectionery category and to see the return of Erik to continue our partnership with TFWA.

“As we move into 2022, the APTRA board is cautiously optimistic of recovery for our industry in Asia Pacific and we will be doing all we can to support our members as they navigate the new era of Travel Retail.”