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Aer Rianta International Appoints John Bolger as head of North American Division

Aer Rianta International (ARI) is delighted to announce the appointment of John Bolger as Regional Manager, North America and Caribbean.

John has extensive experience in ARI and is currently based in Moscow, as Finance Director.  He previously held senior finance roles for ARI in Poland and Russia, in both airport management and Duty Free operations.

John also worked as Finance Director in a number of Central European markets for British American Tobacco.  He has extensive experience working in Canada, including over four years with one of the major sports retailers.  A native of Dublin, Ireland, John is a keen golfer and former winner of the Dublin City Marathon.

Eamon Foley, Director General of ARI commented “John has contributed significantly to ARI over the years and will be a great leader of our North American business. We look forward to John adding his expertise to further build on the success of our award winning stores in Canada and the Caribbean.” Mr Foley also paid tribute to Jacques Dagenais, who acted as our interim Regional Manager for the region.

John is replacing Philip Eckles, who now heads ARI’s Middle East operation and will take up his role with effect February 7th 2011.

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