Sean Staunton
Sean Staunton
Vice President Operations, Dubai Duty Free and President, MEADFA

Sean Staunton is the Vice President of Operations at Dubai Duty Free, and was elected President of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) in February 2013.

Prior to joining Dubai Duty Free, Sean was employed by Aer Rianta for 10 years (1990-2000), working in such locations as Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Moscow, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria and Qatar.

Sean is responsible for a team of 4,900 staff who handled US$1.92 billion in turnover in 2014, as well as nearly 74,000 sales transactions daily across Dubai International and Al Maktoum International, Dubai World Central.

Sean is President of Dubai Celts Gaelic Athletic Club, past Chairman of Dubai Irish Society and is presently on the board of the World Duty Free Council.