APTRA Welcomes new board member: Dr. Jennifer Cords
The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Cords of Imperial Tobacco joins its Board with immediate effect, replacing her colleague Sebastian Clausen who has moved to another position within the company.
Leading a small team at Imperial Tobacco, Cords is responsible for Global Corporate Affairs Travel Retail and Duty Free with a mission to promote the duty free export principle and to be the pathfinder for the global Imperial Tobacco business in matters relating to duty free & travel retail. During her career she has worked in Canada, United States and the Netherlands, and is now based in her home country Germany. Cords also represents Imperial Tobacco on the TFWA Management Committee, in ETRC and in CEETRA (Central Eastern Europe Travel Retail Association).
Jaya Singh, President APTRA, commented: “Jenny’s experience in the corporate affairs and legal fields for a major tobacco company will bring valuable resources to the association in its advocacy work. We are delighted to welcome her to the Board. “She does of course have some big shoes to fill and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sebastian for the enormous contribution he made to APTRA as a Board member, advisor on matters relating to tobacco sales in duty free and, for the last couple of years, as Secretary to the Board.”