Sarah Branquinho is an active advocate for the duty-free and travel retail industry, andthe key dual role it plays in enhancing transport infrastructure and the passenger experience. She is President of the European Travel Retail Confederation, the representative organisation for the duty free and travel retail industry in Europe, Chair of the UK Travel Retail Forum and a member of the Board of the Duty Free World Council. Sarah was also recently elected to the ACI World Business Partners Advisory Board.
With thirty years of experience in the duty free industry at TFWA, then managing the consumer mobilisation programme and the ambitious research projects which underpinned the lobby to save intra-EU duty free, Sarah joined BAA and its retail company World Duty Free where her remit for business relationships and external affairs grew with the company. With World Duty Free’s recent acquisition by Dufry AG, the overall business now accounts for one in every four travel retail sales worldwide.