AMERICAS. Specialist drinks company Duty Free Global has appointed travel retail veteran John Gallagher to lead its Latin American sales division.
Gallagher has worked with a wide range of spirits brands, both in travel retail and domestic channels, throughout his career.
He held leadership roles at United Distillers (now part of Diageo) and Invergordon Distillers, which was taken over by Whyte & Mackay. He then joined Larios in Spain to lead its international expansion, before the company was absorbed by Pernod Ricard.
In 2008, Gallagher launched his own consultancy company and worked on a number of high-profile projects with Hunter Laing, Danzka (Waldemar Behn) and Zamora International.
Gallagher joins the Duty Free Global team at the Summit of the Americas — A Virtual Experience, which kicked off today (5 April).
Duty Free Global is a Gold Partner of the regional event. It is showcasing its Mob33 Gold Heist Premium Rum, Beau Joie Champagne, Gunpowder Irish Gin, House of Somrus, Death’s Door Gin and RumChata brands.
“I am delighted to welcome John into the Duty Free Global Family,” commented Duty Free Global Founder & Commercial Director Barry Geoghgegan.
“John has long been a highly respected and hugely experienced part of the Duty Free world and I am really looking to working closely with him to bring new and interesting brands to our friends in the Latin American region. John has immense knowledge of the region and his understanding of the beverage business is second to none.”