Dubai Duty Free’s CEO announces retirement

Colm McLoughlin, CEO of Dubai Duty Free, retires on 31st May after over five decades in the industry, transitioning to an advisory role. Ramesh Cidambi, COO, will succeed him as Managing Director, reporting to H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

By Spiritz Desk
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Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin has announced his retirement, which would be effective from 31st May. After 31st May, he will maintain an advisory role in the company.

McLoughlin carries more than five decades experience and has been the driving force behind Dubai Duty Free’s rise to become the largest single airport duty-free operations in the world.

Dubai Duty Free’s Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi will take the leadership reins in the role of Managing Director, reporting directly to H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free.