Nicolas Van Brandt is IDF Group CEO since he joined the Belgian company in 2007.
IDF manages Duty Free shops and Specialist stores at Brussels International Airport since 1958 and at Brussels-South Charleroi Airport since 2002.
In 2015, IDF Group extended its Duty Free operations in Nairobi, Kenya.
Thanks to its own store concept dedicated to Premium Belgian Chocolate, “The Belgian Chocolate House” (TBHC), IDF has managed to turn Brussels International Airport into the largest chocolate point-of-sale in the world with more than 850 tons sold each year. IDF is engaged in the international development of this concept, both in airports and downtown locations.
Prior to joining IDF, Nicolas worked as CFO with Quick Restaurants (France) and as Area Manager South Europe-Middle East and Africa with L’Oréal (France – Switzerland – Germany).
Nicolas has recently been appointed Board member of the Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA).