Lagardère Travel Retail has promoted Axel Gauthey to the newly-established role of Executive Vice-President Business Development, Middle East, Africa & Asia and Senior Advisor Global Accounts.
Gauthey was appointed Executive Vice President Middle East & Africa Development in 2013, and the new job underlines the retailer’s plans for growth in Asia.
In addition to business development in the Middle East and Africa, his responsibilities now include major projects in Asia and developing new territories, channels and global accounts.
Prior to joining Lagardère Travel Retail in 2010, the ESCE Business School graduate worked at electricals manufacturer Thales, where he was Sales Director for Asia, Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Lagardère Travel Retail said Gauthey’s experience will help the group speed up its development in travel retail.