Jose Carlos Rosa has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lojas Francas de Portugal (LFP), the joint venture company owned by TAP Air Portugal and Dufry. Rosa took over the top job at LFP at the beginning of February, from Nuno Amaral, who stepped down last year. The capital of LFP is shared by TAP (51%) and Dufry (49%) – the Swiss travel retailer “inherited” the stake in LFP when it purchased Nuance in June 2014. LFP employs 400 workers, throughout a network of 29 airport stores in Lisbon, Oporto, Faro, Madeira and the Portuguese Azores Islands. LFP also controls the onboard sales programme on TAP.
Most recently Rosa was Chief Operating Officer of Dufry do Brasil where he looked after the Swiss travel retailer’s interests in Brazil and Bolivia. Rosa returns to his native Portugal after successfully negotiating extended retail contracts at Sao Paolo Guarulhos and Rio De Janeiro Galeao, the two biggest international airports in Brazil. Rosa joined the Dufry group in 2006 from Portuguese airport authority ANA, where he was Retail Director. Prior to working at ANA, Rosa was a senior director at the Amoreiras Shopping Mall, one of the biggest shopping complexes in Lisbon.