Thabet Musleh is the Senior Vice President at Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East and the retail operator at Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.
As QDF’s Senior Vice President, Thabet leads the company’s retail, food & beverage and in-house advertising divisions. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the travel retail sector and plays an instrumental role in driving duty free sales and positioning QDF to deliver services, bespoke shopping and dining concepts to appeal to all passenger demographics, in addition to its luxury segment.
Thabet joined QDF’s parent company Qatar Airways in 2015 as Head of Retail Operations for the national carrier’s duty free business, before being promoted to head QDF in January 2018. He was appointed as Vice President Operations in 2018 and as Vice President at QDF in 2021.
Prior to joining QDF, Thabet spent 10 years at World Duty Free Group and held senior roles across London’s three biggest airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.