Frank O'Connell


Chair, Irish Duty Free Alliance

Frank O’Connell is President of ETRC and President of the Duty Free World Council, the body representing the Duty Free and Travel Retail industry worldwide. He is also an Associate Consultant in One Eighty Degrees, one of the leading Irish retail consultancy groups.

He has served as Director Retail DAA, Commercial Director Dusseldorf Airport and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH. 

Mr. O’Connell holds an MBA from the University of Stirling, is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and holds an MA from Dublin City University.

He is co-author of the book "European Airport Retailing, Growth Strategies for the next Millennium" and has written extensively on airport retailing.

He is a member of the board of Hope, the charity serving street children in Calcutta India and is Chairman of the board of Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin Ireland.