Airport and retail holding and management company Aer Rianta has appointed Renat Rozpravka as the new CEO of Muscat Duty Free.
He succeeds Rob Marriott, who has been acting as CEO of ARI Middle East.
Renat Rozpravka said: “I am thrilled to join the team at ARI Middle East and Muscat Duty Free as Chief Executive Officer. I hope to further enhance the world-class offering in Oman, focusing on the exceptional customer experience and unrivalled offerings for passengers travelling through Muscat International Airport.
“I am excited for this next chapter and look forward to immersing myself in the business and driving further growth in the region.”
Mr Rozpravka, who was the country general manager at Dufry Ltd in India and Sri Lanka since 2019, has “a stellar repertoire of retail and travel retail experience”. He has also worked at DFS Group and Marks & Spencer in China, the UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, and the UK.
“I am delighted to welcome Renat Rozpravka into his new role as CEO of Muscat Duty Free,” said ARIME’s former CEO, Rob Marriott.
“He brings a wealth of global and regional retail and travel retail expertise to Oman and is well-placed to drive the continued recovery of the business in the wake of the pandemic.
“Having held the role myself for three years, I am especially excited to see Renat further strengthen our partnership with Oman Airports and elevate the superior and bespoke retail proposition at Muscat Duty Free as CEO. He will lead a world-class team who have done a phenomenal job at crafting a premium, seamless customer experience.”
Emerging in 2003, Muscat Duty Free Company is a joint venture of ARIME and Oman Air.
In March 2018, the Duty Free moved to its new location at Muscat International Airport, expanding its retail space to 6,500 square metres.