London’s Heathrow Airport has appointed Muriel Zingraff-Shariff as its new retail concessions director.
Zingraff-Shariff, who starts in July, will be responsible for developing Heathrow's retail business.
The ex–CEO of Paco Rabanne, she has also held senior roles at Harrods – where she was the board director responsible for women’s fashion, shoes, accessories and cosmetics – as well as at Jimmy Choo and La Quinta.
Most recently, she has been working with 3i and Oaktree Capital in the luxury goods sector.
Zingraff-Shariff said: “With its award winning retail I'm excited to be joining Heathrow.
“I am looking forward to working with the commercial team to develop the retail offering both in the existing terminals and the much anticipated new Terminal 2.”
Demand for luxury goods at Heathrow is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and Zingraff-Shariff will oversee the retail concessions team in providing passengers with the best possible shopping experience.
John Holland Kaye, commercial director at Heathrow, added: “Retail revenues are hugely important to Heathrow and help keep landing charges down.
“We are delighted to have Muriel on board. Her retail experience both here in the UK and abroad will not only strengthen the retail team yet further but also ensure our offering has direct relevance and appeal to the 68 million passengers that pass through Heathrow each year.”