UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin has been named one of the top retail leaders in the MENA region by retail intelligence media brand Images RetailME. He was listed as one of the 100 Images RetailME ICONS at an awards ceremony held on 4 August at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai.
The awards celebrate the legacy and achievements of retail leaders in the region. McLoughlin was saluted for his vision and leadership that has resulted in Dubai Duty Free becoming the largest airport retailer at a single location in the world.
McLoughlin said, “It is an honour to be named one of the 100 ICONS in the retail industry in the MENA region. I’m delighted that Images RetailME has taken the initiative to put together this comprehensive list which acknowledges the retail industry’s contributions to the wider economy. My thanks to Images RetailME and to the jury and as always, my thanks to our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and to our extraordinary team of employees.”
The list, which Dubai Duty Free said was considered “the largest and only credible list of 100 most powerful retail icons from the MENA region”, was put together by Images RetailME’s editorial team and a board of expert judges.
Dubai Duty Free Senior Vice President for Marketing Sinead El Sibai accepted the award on behalf of McLoughlin.