Ramesh Cidambi | COO
Dubai Duty Free | United Arab Emirates

Ramesh Cidambi, COO, Dubai Duty Free

Ramesh Cidambi is the Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Duty Free (DDF) and is responsible for all aspects of the company's operation and reporting to the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO. His responsibilities include both the retail and leisure business of DDF.
Prior to his promotion to his current role, Ramesh has held a variety of senior positions in the company with responsibility for areas such as Information Technology, Logistics, retail development in both Dubai Airport's covering over 36,000 square metres of retail spacem and the DDF Leisure business through the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Irish Village Bar and Restaurant (in two locations). He has been with DDF for over thirty years, and during which time it has grown to be one of the world's largest airport retailers in a single location with sales of just under US Dollars 2 bllion.


Seamless ME 2018 day 1 @ 09:50

The path to achieving $3 billion in sales: Dubai Duty Free case study

  • Navigating a challenging global environment
  • Innovating duty free to compete with the traditional retail market
  • Consistently exceeding customer expectations
  • Overcoming global and regional pricing pressure

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