Julián Díaz González
Julián Díaz González was appointed CEO of Dufry AG in January 2004, and since then has overseen the company’s rise to become the world’s number one travel retailer.
Listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange, Dufry posted turnover of CHF7,829 million in 2016. It is present in 63 countries with more than 2,200 shops in over 380 locations, operating more than 425,000sq m of space across all retail sectors. The group employs 31,000+ people.
Julián has been a Dufry board member since 2013. He also serves as Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, as board member in various companies of the Dufry Group and of the international group Distribuidora International de Alimentaçion.
Julián’s travel retail career began in 1993 as Duty-Free Division Director with Aldeasa in Spain, managing buying, sales, logistics, advertising, sales promotion and administration. He joined Aeroboutiques/Deor in 1997, responsible for the group’s operations and commercial activities in duty free, duty paid, diplomatic, bars and restaurants.
In 1999 he was appointed General Manager of the Latinoamericana subsidiaries Aeroboutiques de Mexico and Deor. From 2000 to 2004 he was General Manager of Latinoamericana Duty Free.
Julián holds a Degree in Business Administration from I.C.A.D.E. (Madrid 1975/1980).