The MEADFA Conference
Rita ChidiacCorporate Affairs and Communications Manager - Worldwide Duty Free

Japan Tobacco International (JTI)

Rita Chidiac joined Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in Lebanon in 2011, taking on responsibility for its corporate affairs and communications activities in the Middle East and Levant region. In 2016 she joined JTI’s Worldwide Duty Free team based in Geneva. A year later she relocated to Dubai, where she manages JTI’s corporate affairs and communications activities covering Africa, CIS and the Middle East region.

Prior to joining JTI, Rita worked as Political Analyst for the United Nations Development Program and for the Minister of State for Administrative Reform in Beirut.

In April 2019, Rita was elected to the Board of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA).

Rita studied international affairs and diplomacy and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.