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Lagardère Travel Retail strengthens its organization to support its ambitious strategic plan


Lagardère Travel Retail

Paris, July 9, 2024

To best deliver its ambitious strategic plan and maintain its industry leadership, Lagardère Travel Retail, the pioneer of the three-business lines model, announces an evolution of its organization with new appointments. This evolution aims at increasing efficiency through global coordination while preserving one of the key elements of its success: local empowerment.

Frédéric Chevalier, currently Regional COO for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, is appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He will ensure a strong focus on operations and development while continuing his work on the company’s Transformation Plan initiated during the Covid-19 period in 2020.
To increase efficiency and provide better support to countries, two departments have been created.

Frédéric Chevalier© Aurélia Blanc

The first department will focus on understanding travelers’ needs and market evolutions to better define formats, commercial strategies and offer. It will be led by Lylian Vignau, currently CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail Duty Free Global, who is appointed Chief Commercial & Digital Officer.

Lylian Vignau© Aurélia Blanc

The second department will drive Group retail and dining operational excellence and quality to reinforce our position of recognized market leader in customer service and in-store execution. It will be led by Charlotte Delmas, currently VP Transformation, who is appointed Chief Operational Performance Officer. In addition to this new role, Charlotte will also be Regional Chief Operating Officer for Europe, overseeing operations in four European countries.

Charlotte Delmas

Both Lylian and Charlotte will join Lagardère Travel Retail’s Executive Committee.

Lucio Rossetto, currently Chief Business Officer, is appointed Regional COO for Europe. Vincent Romet, currently CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail France & Regional COO, Middle East will also take on the supervision of the African region.

Lucio Rossetto – © Aurélia Blanc
Vincent Romet – © Aurélia Blanc

As of today, the Executive Committee of Lagardère Travel Retail will have the following members:

  • Dag Rasmussen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Frédéric Chevalier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Catherine Guyomard, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Charlotte Delmas, Chief Operational Performance Officer & Regional COO, Europe
  • Jean-Baptiste Morin, Senior advisor to the Group CEO & Regional COO, Americas
  • Luc Mansion, Group Chief Financial Officer & Regional COO, Pacific
  • Lucio Rossetto, Regional COO, Europe
  • Lylian Vignau, Chief Commercial & Digital Officer
  • Séverine Lanthier, Chief Strategy and Development Officer & Regional COO, Asia
  • Vincent Romet, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail France & Regional COO, Middle East & Africa

The newly constituted Executive Committee and their related teams will be instrumental in delivering Lagardère Travel Retail’s ambitious strategic plan and maintaining its thought leadership position in a competitive industry.

One of the two priority divisions of Lagardère group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a leading global Travel Retailer, with the longest standing expertise of serving the needs of travelers and partners across Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice. Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 5,120 stores in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 42 countries, and has generated €6.6 bn in sales (100%) in 2023.
We harness our pioneering culture to make travel more enjoyable with bespoke offers and experiences. We invest our world-class global expertise and local knowledge to design value-creating partnerships and experiences for our stakeholders: landlords, brands, travelers, employees and communities.
We actively champion the more sustainable future of Travel Retail through our comprehensive CSR strategy, covering all aspects of where we, as a business, have an impact and can make a difference.  ●  @LagardereTR


Emeline Bizot - International Communications Manager

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