APTRA confirms board appointments

  • 2 November 2018


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is pleased to announce that Stéphane Geffroy of Kansai Airports has been appointed to the Board of Management for the remaining term until elections take place at the Annual General Meeting in May 2019.

In addition, APTRA is pleased to welcome Tobias Baude, representing Imperial Tobacco, to the Board. Dr Jennifer Cords stepped down from her role as APTRA Board Member and Secretary in July following her resignation from Imperial Tobacco.

At the APTRA Board Meeting in Cannes on 3rd October, Ryan Hill of Rémy Cointreau was elected Secretary in her place.

Earlier this year APTRA saw the departures of long-serving Board Member and Treasurer Tony Detter of Inflight Sales Group and former President Jaya Singh of Mondelez, whose career moves necessitated their resignations.

Andrew Ford, President APTRA, commented: “We are delighted that Stéphane and Tobias have agreed to join the APTRA Board to share with us their insight and experience of duty free & travel retail in our industry’s largest market. We are grateful to Ryan, who has served on the Board for several years, for taking on the role of Secretary.

“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Jaya, Tony and Jennifer who have, for so many years, worked tirelessly to protect and develop the industry they love in our region. They have been, without exception, a pleasure to work with and I thank them on behalf of the Association and the industry in Asia Pacific.”

For further information about the work of APTRA please consult www.aptra.asia or contact [email protected]



APTRA is the trade association for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region, serving all members and the industry to help grow the business and protect it when challenges arise.

  • Through technology-led initiatives, seminars and conferences, APTRA serves to facilitate contact between members;
  • Through bespoke training initiatives, APTRA is building the industry’s brand as a highly professional, caring and responsible retail channel;
  • Through intensive consumer and market research, APTRA provides a solid knowledge bank, bringing valuable, actionable data relevant to all sectors;
  • Through regular communication, APTRA seeks to spread awareness and knowledge about the industry and the importance of travel retail for governments, airports, airlines and related businesses;
  • Through regional monitoring, and in collaboration with member companies and trade associations in other parts of the world, APTRA is constantly on the alert for new challenges where its advocacy on behalf of the industry is needed with national governments and policy-makers in order to safeguard and grow the business of all concerned.

The geographical area covered by APTRA includes countries in Eastern Asia, South Eastern Asia, South Central Asia and Oceania.



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