NEW DELHI : Mr. Duncan Lawley, a distinguished name in the travel and retail domain has joined Delhi Duty Free Services as Chief Executive Officer. With an extensive knowledge of business start-ups within the travel retail industry and armed with a degree in Business Management, Lawley brings a wealth of knowledge and duty free retailing experience to support and drive DDFS growth going forward.
Being a virtuoso in the airport retailing industry, Duncan has over 25 years of experience and has been instrumental in the development and successful implementation of several duty free ventures across the world. Duncan comes most recently from the ARI JV at Cyprus’s Larnaka and Pafos airports where he was General Manager.
Prior to the Cyprus role, Duncan worked as a consultant with WH Smith where he re-launched the brand at Copenhagen and Arlanda airports, with GVA Grimley Outlets where he oversaw the operational startup for 2 Factory Outlet Centres - Premier Outlet Centre Ringsted, Denmark and Fashion Arena Outlet Centre, Prague, CZ. Prior to these appointments Duncan enjoyed a 16 year association with the Nuance Group which culminated with him taking responsibility for the Company’s business in Denmark and Sweden as Managing Director (Scandinavia).
Mr. Duncan Lawley said on his appointment “The success of Delhi Duty Free has redefined the Indian travel retail experience for both the travelers and for the world’s top global luxury brands. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work for India’s largest duty free operator. I look forward to exploring even more avenues to develop growth here as well as consolidating the successes already achieved”.