The Members of the Board of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) are pleased to announce the election of Grant Fleming, Head of Strategic Development, ASIA, Lagardère Travel Retail to the role of President with immediate effect.

The election took place following the Annual General Meeting of the Association at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore on Wednesday 15 May at which the new 12-strong Board was chosen.

Name Company APTRA Designation
Grant Fleming Lagardere Travel Retail President
Pan Har Ying Japan Tobacco International Treasurer
Ryan Hill Bommidala Secretary
Alain Maingreaud TFWA Board Member
Andrew Gardiner Melbourne Airport Board Member
Gabriela Steiner-Zajax Lindt Board Member
Jonathan Holland Jonathan Holland & Associates Board Member
Julia Bauer ITL Pacific (HK) Limited Board Member
Karl Marnane Butlers Chocolates Board Member
Stephane Geffroy Kansai Airport Board Member
Sunil Tuli King Power HK Board Member
Teo Chew Hoon Changi Airport Board Member

Mr Fleming, who has served on the Board since 2017, latterly as APTRA Treasurer, succeeds Andrew Ford of Chabot Armagnac.

Grant Fleming commented: “It is a great honour to be elected President of APTRA and, in taking up this important role, I commit to continuing the excellent work that has been done by my predecessors to sustain and develop the duty-free & travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region.

“I wish to convey the thanks and appreciation of the Board and our 116 corporate members to Andrew, who has led the Association with energy and dedication over the last two years in addition to several years as an active Board Member. APTRA has achieved some significant successes in the field of advocacy and research and I am determined to continue the forward momentum.”

Andrew Ford added: “The work of APTRA and its sister associations is fundamental to the welfare and security of our industry. Challenges appear without warning on the horizon and we have to be ready as an industry to address them. APTRA has put in place an archive of solid research to underpin our work, including the forthcoming Economic Impact Report Asia Pacific which provides essential data about the vital role our industry plays in local and national economies. In passing the baton to Grant and the new Board, I am confident that the Association is in good hands and the progress we have made to date will be used to build the foundations for a strong and successful future.”

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