Branquinho steps down as president of ETRC, O’Connell elected to lead as new Managing Board takes shape

Sarah Branquinho has stepped down from her role as president of the European Travel Retail Confederation after 6 years of service and leadership and 15 years of membership on the ETRC Board.

The Board of ETRC has elected duty free veteran Frank O’Connell as the new president. He has previously served both on the ETRC Board as well as president of ETRC for many years. He is also currently thepresident of the Duty Free World Council (DFWC), bringing with him a global perspective of the DFTR industry.

O’Connell commented: “Sarah’s stewardship of the European Travel Retail Confederation was exemplary, steering the industry’s European representation during challenging times.

“I am delighted to announce that she will continue to work with the ETRC board on Brexit. Sarah’s knowledge of what drives the DFTR industry is unparalleled and we are fortunate to be able to continue benefiting from her experience and guidance.

“The ETRC Board has changed significantly in recent years with new members coming in. I am delighted that they have asked me to serve a year as President in order to allow for an effective transition to the new generation of ETRC leadership.”

The members of the ETRC Managing Board include:

Frank O’Connell, ETRC

Erik Juul Mortensen, TFWA

Fulvio Fassone, ATRI

Jacques Parson, BDFA

Francois Bourienne, UKTRF

Nigel Keal, Global Commercial Director, Dufry

Inken Callsen, Director Fulfillment, Gebr. Heinemann