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William Grant & Sons appoints business development manager

Liquor supplier William Grant & Sons (WGS) Global Travel Retail (GTR) has appointed Cecile Vangelisti as a business development manager effective September 2. Vangelisti will be responsible for key travel-retail accounts in Europe such as Dufry Group, The Nuance Group, Schiphol Airport Retail, Belgian Sky Shops, Aer Rianta International/ DAA and others.

Vangelisti, who has 13 years sales experience in spirits, fashion and perfume and cosmetics joins from Campari International where she was regional manager travel-retail Europe, responsible for Northern, Eastern and Western Europe, where she focused on key operator Gebr Heinemann, and the Nordics, where she focused on Dufry, Weitnauer and Aer Rianta/DAA.

WGS GTR regional director Europe André de Almeida said: “I am delighted to announce that Cecile will be joining the team in a very exciting time for William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail. She brings in a wealth of experience in the channel and in the industry as well as her strong relationships with key customers, which will be critical to further develop our business in the region.”