Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Franck Waechter as Managing Director. He will assume the role from 2nd November.

Franck WaechterFranck has worked with a number of leading global brands that operate in the duty free and travel retail industry, including L'Oréal, Givenchy, Guerlain, Champagne Laurent-Perrier and Valmont. A French national, he has had a broad international career which has led him to live and work in a number of countries around the world, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, China and Taiwan.

Franck graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has also completed the programme for executive development leadership at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. Outside of work, Franck enjoys tutoring ESSEC students. He is trilingual in French, English and German.

“With an impressive track record in strategic development, financial analysis and leadership gained in a wide variety of roles across a broad spectrum of organisations, Franck brings with him solid commercial skills which will stand the Association in good stead as we focus on providing a vital business platform for the industry as it returns to growth. With the Board and Management Committee, I am delighted to welcome Franck to lead the team on the next stage of TFWA’s journey.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President