Board members and Officers elections. Term March 2015-2017
March 18 2015, 7:59 AM

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) held its Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Dubai at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

The meeting, led by MEADFA President and Vice President Operations at Dubai Duty Free, Mr. Sean Staunton, focused on reviewing the activity of MEADFA over the last year.
The MEADFA financials were also reviewed and budget approved for the coming year.

The Election for the new term starting from March 2015 to February 2017 was conducted.
The members selected the following board whilst the new board selected the committee officers as follows:

Mr. Sean Staunton Dubai Duty Free President
Mr. Taleb Izmigna WDF – ALDEASA Jordan Airport Duty Free Vice President
Mr. Tom Byrne Muscat Duty Free Treasurer
Mr. Sherif Toulan International Duty Free and Trading Agencies Ltd Secretary General
Mr. Philip Eckles Aer Rianta International Middle East
Mr. Keith Hunter Qatar Duty Free Company
Mr. John Reynolds Chalhoub Group
Mr. Haitham Al Majali Jordan Duty Free Shops
Mr. Erik Juul-Mortensen Tax Free World Association
Mr. Blacky Komani Tourvest Duty Free
Mr. Tarek Hamila Hamila Duty Free
Mr. Karl Raphael Aphrodite Duty Free Shops

Mr. Sean Staunton expressed his thanks to the outgoing Board members for their support and contribution to making MEADFA as successful as it is today. He, as well, welcomed the new Board members and thanked them for re-electing him as the president of MEADFA for the new term and also wished the officers elected the best of luck in running the Association.

Mr. Staunton said “It is an honour and pleasure to be reelected as President of MEADFA.  Our region is experiencing tremendous growth whilst also facing many challenges.  MEADFA aims to expand on the success we are achieving as an association.  Africa is now an important part of MEADFA as one third of the MEADFA members operate in Africa.  We are a strong, unified association and we aim to strengthen the peer group workings within our association.  Training will continue to be at the forefront.  We set out two years ago to develop our communication externally with other associations, suppliers and relevant government bodies.  This has been very successful for us and will continue to be a strategic key to the development and existence of MEADFA.”