John Reynolds is General Manager, Travel Retail for the Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. The Group has become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors regionally. John oversees the operation, development and expansion of its travel retail business including airline and airport concessions.
John is a business graduate from Dublin, Ireland. He began his retail operations career with Aer Rianta in Dublin before working with Aer Rianta International – Middle East from 1992 to 2002 in increasingly responsible roles in duty free operations, set ups, restructuring and development in various countries including Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Kuwait, Bahrain and General Manager Qatar Duty Free.
Prior to working with the Chalhoub Group, he was the General Manager for Saudi Duty Free, a partnership between World Duty Free Group and Al Musbah Group to establish the first duty free operations in Saudi Arabia.
He also has downtown retail experience, having served for five years as CEO of a premier high street retail partnership in Dublin.