Sean Staunton Senior Vice President – Retail Sales

Sean is responsible for the retail outlets of Dubai Duty Free.


Sean joined Dubai Duty Free in 2000 in the position of retail sales manager. In 2004 he was promoted to the position of Operations Manager and was named Vice President for Operations in July 2011. Prior to joining Dubai Duty Free, Sean worked with Aer Rianta International for 10 years working in such locations as Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Moscow, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria and Qatar. He was responsible for the set-up of Damascus Duty Free and Qatar Duty Free during that time and has been working in the Middle East since 1994. Sean is former President of the Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA), former President of Dubai Celts Gaelic Athletic Association and former Chairman of the Dubai Irish Society.


In September 2016, Sean was named Senior Vice President for Retail Sales.