Alain Maingreaud elected TFWA President

Maingreaud was chosen by the Tax Free World Association Management Committee in Paris last week, in favour of three other candidates.

Alain Maingreaud will succeed Erik Juul-Mortensen, who had served as the organisation’s President for 19 years, but decided to step down this month.

Maingreaud’s competitors had included Gerry Munday, Thom Ranking and Andrew Ford.

After his election, Maingreaud, who joined TFWA in 1995 as commercial director, said he was “delighted and honoured to be appointed” and that he “looks forward to beginning work in earnest.”

He credited his predecessor for the work he had done in creating TFWA, saying Juul-Mortensen has “worked tirelessly to nurture and promote the Association and indeed the wider industry”, something he noted he hopes to continue.

Juul-Mortensen said that it had been “a genuine honour and a privilege to serve as TFWA President,” going on to say he knows Maingreaud will enjoy the full support of the Board and Managing Committee.

He continued, saying he was “proud of what TFWA has achieved during my time at the Association.

“I have many memories to treasure.”

Juul-Mortensen, one of the original founders of TFWA, became a member of the Management Committee following the establishment of the Association in 1984, representing the White Spirits category.

After taking on various roles, he was asked to take over as president in September 1999, and was re-elected to the role each year until he made his decision this month.

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