Dubai Duty Free CEO named “Retail CEO of the Year”
Dubai Duty Free Executive vice chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin has been named “Retail CEO of the Year” at the recently concluded CEO Middle East Awards.
Launched in 2006, the tenth CEO Middle East Awards recognise and reward the most successful and innovative CEOs in the Middle East based on their accomplishments in 14 categories.
The award recognised the achievements and exceptional performance that McLoughlin has demonstrated during the past year at Dubai Duty Free.
McLoughlin said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this industry distinction from the CEO Middle East Awards. This award reaffirms our commitment to shaping the duty free and travel retail sector particularly in the Middle East. I would like to thank our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free and our 6,000 employees at Dubai Duty Free, who do a great job in delivering an excellent retail experience.
“After 33 years at Dubai Duty Free, I still believe I have one of the most exciting jobs in the industry, with the best team.” added McLoughlin.
The award was presented to Colm McLoughlin by Ali Akwai, Managing Director, ITP Publishing. McLoughlin was accompanied by his wife Breeda.