August 11 2022  |  People

Dubai Duty Free promotes Salah Tahlak to Joint Chief Operating Officer

By Jane Hobson

Salah Tahlak, Joint Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Duty Free

Dubai Duty Free tells Global Travel Retail Magazine it has promoted Salah Tahlak to Joint chief Operating Officer.

"As Dubai Duty Free looks to the future of its operation, and based on its continued recovery, Salah Tahlak has been appointed as Joint Chief Operating Officer (JCOO) to work alongside the Deputy and current Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ramesh Cidambi in June 2022," the company says.

Tahlak joined Dubai Duty Free in October 1992 as marketing executive and was later promoted to director of corporate communications. In July 2011, Salah was named Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications.

In June 2016, Tahlak was appointed as Executive Vice President for Corporate Services. He leads the Marketing, IT & Logistics, Corporate Security Department and Dubai Duty Free Leisure Division as his expanded role in the company.

Tahlak is the tournament director of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - the operation's largest sporting event by far and one of the top tennis events in the world.

He holds an MBA degree from London Business School in 2013. He is a Board Member of the Dubai Duty Free Foundation, Tennis Emirates and Rashid Pediatric Centre. He was elected onto the 12-member WTA Global Tournament Council Board and having also been a member of the ATP Global Tournament Council since 2010, this makes him the first Arab to be a member of both male and female Tennis Tournament councils, giving him an important role in the governance and future of tennis globally.

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