September 29 2023  |  People

QDF strengthens leadership team with new appointments

By Hibah Noor

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has announced the appointment of two senior executives to its leadership team. Grant Fleming joins the business as Vice President, Food & Beverage and Nuno Moreira as Vice President, Strategy & Commercial, with immediate effect. Both report to Thabet Musleh, Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President.

Thabet Musleh, QDF Senior Vice President, comments, “Team QDF prides itself on delivering the highest standards and that all starts with the quality of our people. In Grant and Nuno, we have added two outstanding professionals who bring an exceptional blend of expertise, experience and energy to our award-wining team. I’m delighted to welcome such high-calibre leaders on board and look forward to their positive impact on our business. These roles are all about pushing and growing the business further and building on the great work the QDF team have done in doubling the business since 2019. Together, we look forward to connecting with our partners and peers as we seek to create a new travel, shopping and dining experience for the next generation of travelers.”

Grant Fleming will be responsible for QDF’s F&B division, including joint ventures and concessionaires, and is tasked with helping the world's best "Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year" (FAB Awards, 2023) to retain its leadership position. He brings over 25 years of global experience in travel retail and F&B operations, managing large teams in diverse markets, with a focus on optimizing operations, driving revenue generation and elevating customer experiences through innovation.

Fleming joins QDF from Singapore, where he recently worked as Director of Operations APAC for Google at Compass Group. Prior to this, the Australian had a 15-year tenure within Lagardère Travel Retail, as Head of Strategic Partnerships APAC, as well as a global role as Vice President of Development Strategy, Innovations and Sustainable Development in Paris. He is also a former President of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA).

Nuno Moreira will lead QDF’s Procurement, Business Intelligence and Commercial functions, with a strategic focus on ensuring QDF achieves its growth plans, maintains profitability and builds its reputation as a world leader in airport retail. Moreira’s 20-year career in travel retail and commercial operations spans roles with Heathrow Airport, Nuance Duty Free and Dufry Group as Global Head of Category for Tobacco. He most recently held the position of Extra-Aero Commercial Director for ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal.

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