TFWA Board election

tfwalogoThe election of the 37 members of the TFWA management committee took place during the week of Cannes, and the results were approved unanimously at the Annual General Meeting on Oct. 6.

New board members are Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s Aude Bourdier-Rocourt as vice president commercial, Gerry Munday from Furla SPA as vice president marketing, andLuxottica Group’s Francis Gros as vice president conferences & research. They join Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo from Interparfums and Alessandra Visconti from Reflecta SAS, who retain their respective posi-tions as vice president finance and vice president corporate.

TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen thanked the members of the board and management committee who are moving on this year, in particular Thom Rankin, Carla Guiducci, and Patrick Bouchard.

“All have contributed to the continued development and suc-cess of the association. Thom joined the board in 1991 as vice president conferences and research and has served the association with dedication and distinction.

“In his 25 years as a member of the board, Thom has helped to steer the association as the duty free and travel retail industry has evolved and grown. He has played a very significant role in making TFWA the relevant, contemporary and dynamic organization it is today.

“Carla has served as vice president marketing, and Patrick in the capacity as vice president commercial, since 2012. I also offer them my sincere thanks.”