ARI’s Nuno do Amaral joins IAADFS Board of Directors

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) has named Nuno do Amaral of Aer Rianta International (ARI) as a member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed to fill the seat of Gerry Crawford, who recently left the industry.

Do Amaral serves as the Chief Operations & Business Development Officer at ARI. He joined ARI in 2014 and was CEO of the Middle East region until 2019 when he moved to the company headquarters in Dublin to take up the Chief Operations Officer role. He currently has operational responsibility across the globe with a focus on retail performance, standards and excellence. Since January 2021, do Amaral is also responsible for global business development and the set-up of new operations.

As part of his remit, do Amaral also leads ARI’s sustainability program. He is also currently a member of the APTRA board and has previously been Vice-President of MEADFA in the Middle East and a member of the supervisory board of ETRC in Europe.

“I am looking forward to serving on the IAADFS Board of Directors and helping the organization provide value to its members, as well as the duty free and travel retail industry as a whole,” stated do Amaral.

“Nuno brings a unique perspective and a global insight to the Board role as well as the historical and ongoing involvement of ARI in the North American and Caribbean duty free and travel retail market,” stated Rene Riedi, Chairman of the Board of IAADFS.

“We are delighted to have Nuno join the Board,” commented Michael Payne, President and CEO of IAADFS. “His broad range of experience in the industry and the experience that he brings from his service to other industry organizations will be significant assets for IAADFS.”