The MEADFA Conference 2021
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Sherif Toulan
Chief Executive Officer

International Duty Free

Sherif Toulan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of IDF in Egypt. In this role he oversees all the company’s operations including its diverse subsidiaries. Sherif’s efforts have played an integral part in diversifying the operations of IDF and growing the business vertically and laterally, thereby establishing the company as a nationwide benchmark in the industry.

In 2010 Sherif founded Global Brands, a subsidiary of IDF with a focus on the local market.  In 2013 he helped established Heinemann Egypt, of which he is currently Chairman. Heinemann Egypt is a joint venture between Global Brands, Global Trading and Technology and Gebr Heinemann, and which operates duty free shops in Sharm El Sheikh Airport.

Sherif joined IDF in 1997 as Business Development Coordinator responsible for Business Development and Strategy Implementation. Since then he has held a number of positions at the company, with increasing responsibility. 

Sherif was recently elected as Secretary General of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA).  He also serves on a number of boards and associations, and is an active member of both the American and German chambers of commerce in Egypt. 

Sherif holds a BA from the American University in Cairo and an Executive MBA from North Western University.