Sarah Branquinho


External Affairs Director, Dufry


Sarah Branquinho is an active campaigner on duty free and travel retail industry issues. After gaining industry support for the first Tax Free World Exhibition (1985) she served as Commercial Director until 1996.

Sarah went on to be appointed Secretary General of the European Travel Research Foundation where she managed both the ambitious research projects which underpinned the lobby to save intra-EU duty free, and the EU-wide consumer mobilisation programme. 

Sarah subsequently joined BAA and its retail company World Duty Free. Following Autogrill’s acquisition of WDF, her remit as Director, Business relationships and external affairs has been extended group-wide across the newly formed World Duty Free Group. 

Sarah is chair of the UK Travel Retail Forum, President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) and member of the Duty Free World Council.