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ARI Appoint two new Global Category Managers

Aer Rianta International (ARI) is delighted to announce the recruitment of two experienced executives to the newly created role of Global Category Manager.

John Healy, who joined ARI on July 1st, will be responsible for global management of the Liquor, Tobacco and Confectionery categories. John has worked in a number of senior positions with Superquinn (supermarket chain) in Ireland and brings with him a wealth of buying expertise.

Niall Meade will take up his new position on July 15th and assume responsibility for developing ARI’s Perfume, Cosmetics and Fashion categories across the globe. Niall has held a number of senior strategic positions with Pernod Ricard in the US, Europe and Russia.  His most recent posting was with Pernod Ricard USA (New York), as Sales Planning & Operations Director – Wines and Champagnes for the US market.

Commenting on the announcement Andrew Batchelor Global Buying and Strategy Director said “The appointment of John and Niall not only brings additional, valuable experience but also reinforces ARI’s commitment to develop deeper relationships with key suppliers on a global basis. They will also co-ordinate the efforts of all of our buying teams to optimise ARI’s category strategies.”


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