The DFNI Americas Awards panel of judges are hand-picked from the most experienced and knowledgeable names in the industry.
Chief Operating Officer for 3Sixty Duty Free & More, with over 25 year’s experience both in Travel Retail (previously with The Nuance Group now part of Dufry) and also in domestic retail (Tesco UK, Clicks South Africa, Ampol Australia) across different consumer product sectors and locations around the world.
Felipe Grant leads travel retail Americas at Puig, the third-generation family-owned fashion and beauty conglomerate from Barcelona responsible for brands such as Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier.
With over 15 years in the industry managing travel retail and local markets for groups such as L’Occitane and LVMH, Felipe has a rich portfolio of achievements developing retail and leveraging innovation and brands experiences to culturally diverse consumers.
Felipe Cogorno is the CEO of Shopping China, one of the biggest premium retail chains in Latin America. Cogorno is the grandson of the founder of the company which has been in business for 88 years. The company is best known for the biggest store in South Amercia (37,000sqm) flagship store located in Paraguay. The group also operates in Uruguay and Brasil.
Based in Miami with 30 years of experience in leading business units for Unilever, Pepsico, Diageo and Bacardi. Geoff has successfully lead commercial strategy development and execution in developed and developing markets, across multiple consumer goods categories in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Jim Pearce has been with Peace Bridge Duty Free for close to 30 years and has led various areas of the company.
Coming from a corporate world, began in accounting and soon progressed to CFO and eventually to current positions of General Manager & Corporate Secretary/Treasurer.
In addition to his role at PBDF, Jim is also the General Manager of Hamilton International Airport Duty Free & Departures and previously was CFO/Director of PBDF's online gift company.
Jim has overseen a few major changes within the company and been part of the many awards Peace Bridge Duty Free has been so fortunate to receive.
At the heart of his role, Jim strives to continue Peace Bridge Duty Free's mission of genuinely respecting and valuing our people, our customers and our fellow colleagues in the industry. It really does take a coordinated strategy from all stakeholders to reach new heights.
Lisa Bauer leads Starboard Cruise Services, the premier retailer
at sea proudly serving eight cruise line partners around the
world. She also leads operations of sister company Onboard
Media, top provider of media solutions to the global travel &
hospitality industry. Both companies belong to LVMH Moët
Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s leading luxury products
With an enviable record in the airline, hotel, cruise and leisure travel industries, Lisa is an
accomplished leader whose career has been rooted in her passion for driving retail customer
experience through innovation.
Duty Free Dynamics (DFD), as an industry-disrupting company, partners with both, global brands and the most renowned retail operators, to achieve optimum coverage throughout the world’s travel retail channel. DFD’s expertise in developing various product categories, derives from a technology driven, innovative business approach and its ability to function as a logistics aggregator, backed by a wide distribution network within a variety of sub-channels.
Nicolas Dobry, CEO of Duty Free Dynamics, is an accomplished and highly motivated business leader with 25 years’ experience in developing different projects pertaining global brands worldwide. He is a creative, dedicated, and results-oriented professional, who excels in the implementation of original solutions, leading to strong long-term growth.
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