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Sarah Farrelly Appointed As General Manager, Montenegro Duty Free

Aer Rianta International (ARI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Farrelly as General Manager, Montenegro Duty Free.

With ARI for the past eleven years, Sarah brings significant commercial expertise and retail experience to her new role having held the recent position of Global Retail Excellence Executive. Prior to this, Sarah was a Retail Manager at The Loop, Dublin Airport.

Sarah will take up her new role as General Manager immediately, upon the departure of Deyan Fitzgerald, who will return to the ARI Global Business Development team as Business Development Manager for Europe and North America.

Sarah will lead the team in Montenegro Duty Free which opened its stores in Podgorica and Tivat Airports, during 2021. She will bring her vast knowledge of the ARI business to the Montenegro duty free stores and blend her global and local expertise to ensure customers experience the best value, product range and exceptional customer service every time they travel.

Sarah Farrelly, speaking on the appointment today commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the Montenegro team and continue the success they have garnered in such a short amount of time. To launch two thriving stores during a global pandemic is not only testament to the skill and determination of the entire Montenegro team but also to the leadership and excellent navigation Deyan executed. I look forward to continuing this success story, deepening our partnerships with Airports of Montenegro and other key stakeholders, and further growing the business.”

Speaking of the appointment, Nuno do Amaral, Chief Operations and Business Development Officer at ARI commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Farrelly as General Manager, ARI Montenegro Duty Free. It is an exciting time to join our Montenegro team and with Sarah’s strong commercial acumen, deep customer knowledge and insight, and her ability to deliver excellence in retail, Sarah is the ideal choice to lead the future growth of our Montenegro business.  I would also like to thank Deyan for his excellent leadership and commitment to Montenegro Duty Free in the midst of many challenges during the global pandemic.”

ARI opened its stores at Podgorica and Tivat Airport during 2021 which marked the beginning of ARI’s duty free and travel retail concession with Montenegro Airports and ARI’s return to the Balkans.

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